Unknown number of policemen are feared dead after Al-Shabaab militants ambushed their vehicles at Yumbis area in Fafi sub-county, Garissa County yesterday evening.  Unconfirmed reports indicate that at least 20 policemen were killed in the attack. Three officers who escaped the Monday night attack said four police vehicles were burnt by the militants.

The police officers were in a convoy of four vehicles heading to Yumbis hours after their colleagues were injured in another attack on Monday afternoon

Last week, Al-Shabaab gunmen attacked Yumbis and hoisted their flag on a mosque, where they held prayers before heading to another nearby village.

Al-Shabaab, which has carried out several attacks in Kenya in recent years to try to force Nairobi to withdraw its troops from Somalia, attacked a university in the same area last month and killed 148 people.