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Somali Militants Claim Attack on Kenyan Police

The Somali militant group al Shabab has claimed responsibility for a deadly cross-border attack on a Kenyan police station that killed at least six people.

The attack occurred late Saturday at a police post on the outskirts of Damajelay near the Kenya - Somalia border.

A Kenyan official ( Adam Kaynan) told VOA's Somali service that three police officers were among the dead and two others are missing.

In a statement posted to Twitter Sunday, the al-Shabab militants confirmed the attack saying they kidnapped two Kenyans and took them across the border to Somalia. The group says it also seized weapons, ammunition and communications equipment during the raid.

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