Suspected Al-Shabaab militiamen attacked Bodhai Police Post in Garissa County on Monday night and injured an officer. The attackers also burnt a police vehicle and a water boozer, Garissa County Commissioner Harun Rashid Khator said.
He said gunmen attacked the police post, which is located near Boni Forest, at around 9pm but security officers repulsed them.
A senior officer who did not want to be named said residents fled their homes when they heard the gunshots.
The officer said two G3 rifles were also missing and that a woman was injured in the incident. The woman is said to be the wife of one of the officers working at the police station.
OFFICER, WOMAN IN HOSPITAL
The injured police officer and the woman were admitted to Masalani Sub-County Hospital. Mr Khator said security officers had been deployed in the area to pursue the attackers.
The county commissioner led a team of security officers to assess the situation. Bodhai is located near the Garissa-Lamu border. Recently, armed gunmen attacked the Mpeketoni area in Lamu County and killed 67 people. They also attacked several villages in Tana River County.
The attacks led to a major operation in Boni Forest involving Kenya Defence Forces