Police injured in petrol bomb attack on station

GSU officers patrol outside the Kiembeni police station where arsonists where unknown people hurled a petrol bomb on December 02, 2012. One police officer who was on duty sustained injuries and was admitted at a private hospital. Photo / Gideon Maundu

A police officer was injured when unknown people threw a petrol bomb into Kiembeni Police Station in Kisauni, Mombasa early Monday morning.

Officers on duty who responded to the attack managed to shoot the assailants, injuring two of them according to Kisauni OCPD Mr Julius Wanjohi.

However all the raiders managed to escape. The incident occurred at around 2.15 am.

Mr Wanjohi told journalists that the gang visited the station posing as aggrieved residents who wanted to report an incident.

Before they could be served, a scuffle ensued between them and the officers on duty. It was not clear what caused it.

“The three then started to flee and a few meters away, one hurled a petrol bomb at the officers who retaliated with fire injuring two in the process,” said the OCPD

The injured policeman was admitted to Jocham Hospital in Kisauni, as the police embarked on a manhunt for the suspects.