Kenya

Landmine blast kills 8 police officers near Somali border

Landmine blast kills 8 police officers near Somali border

Nairobi,

Eight Kenyan police officers were killed Saturday when their vehicle ran over a landmine during a patrol near the border with Somalia, police sources said.

Police Inspector General Hilary Mutyambai said a Land Cruiser with 11 police on board "was hit by an improvised explosive device".

He did not give a toll, but a regional police source told AFP: "we lost eight police officers in this attack".