Ambulance driver killed, medics wounded in Garissa attack

An ambulance driver was killed and three medics seriously wounded when their vehicle hit a landmine on their way to Garissa where they were going to pick a patient.

The incident occurred late yesterday at Owane between Hulugho and Sangaili, authorities said.

It came just hours after another attack in Mandera left five officers dead and four others injured.

No arrest has been made, but police said they were pursuing the attackers believed to have crossed over from neighbouring Somalia, or operating terror cells within the area.

“It is a very unfortunate attack. The driver died on the spot while the three others were taken to hospital in a serious condition,” a senior police source told Capital FM about the latest attack.

Police Headquarters was expected to release a statement on the incident later today.

Garissa County Communications boss Yusuf Korow said those wounded in the incident include a co-driver, a health nutritionist and a student who were admitted to the Hulugho Sub-County Hospital.

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has assured that security has been intensified in the northern part of the country in the wake of renewed terror attacks.

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