Shabaab kills two members in police custody

Militants from the Somalia-based Islamist group al-Shabab raided a police station in Kenya’s north-eastern region of Wajir, the Daily Nation newspaper reports.

The militants attacked Dadajabula police station in Wajir South in the early hours of Wednesday with heavy artillery, including rocket-propelled grenades, the newspaper reports.

A local government official is quoted as saying that the attack is linked to the arrest of two members of the group who were being held at the police station.

The two militants in police custody were killed in the ensuing gunfight, while two police officers and a reservist were injured, the newspaper reports.