Gunmen kill three soldiers in ambush

Three Kenyan soldiers were shot dead by assailants in Garissa on November 19, 2012. PHOTO / FILE

What you need to know:

  • A senior KDF officer, who sought anonymity because he is not the military spokesman, said a group of gunmen struck as the soldiers were unbolting the punctured tyre, shooting them at point-blank range

  • The source said that it was impossible for the other three to return fire immediately without causing collateral damage

  • Consequently, several people were injured and property, including a three-storey hotel, were razed in a joint operation by the KDF and the police

Three Kenya Defence Forces soldiers were shot dead and their rifles stolen in Garissa on Monday.

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