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Police camp in Garissa comes under ‘heavy gunfire’

A police camp in Garissa County came under heavy gunfire attack Wednesday evening, officials confirmed.

Northeastern Regional Commander Rono Bunei said security forces are responding to the attack at Yumbis Rural Border Patrol Unit (RBPU) without giving further details.

A security report seen by the Nation says that suspected militants gained entry into the camp after hauling several explosives.

“A loud explosion was heard at about 6pm. BPU YUMBIS under heavy Al-Shabaab attack,” the report says.

The report says air support from the Modika military camp has been activated.

It is not clear if there are any casualties or damages. Mr Bunei said more information will be shared later.