Kenyan police say attack on Chinese facilities is repelled

The entrance to Garissa Police Headquarters is pictured in Garissa on February 26, 2013. Garissa, in Eastern Kenya, has seen regular violence in recent months, attributed by many to the instability in neighbouring Somalia. AFP PHOTO/Will Boase (Photo credit should read Will Boase/AFP/Getty Images)
The entrance to Garissa Police Headquarters is pictured in Garissa . Garissa, in Eastern Kenya, has seen regular violence in recent months. AFP PHOTO/Will Boase 

Kenyan police say gunmen opened fire on Chinese construction facilities in an eastern area, days after Islamic extremists claimed responsibility for a deadly attack in Nairobi.

National police chief Joseph Boinnet says security forces fought off the attackers at Shimbirey near Garissa town on Sunday. There are no reports of casualties.

Al-Shabaab, an extremist group linked to al-Qaeda and based in Somalia, claimed responsibility for a 2015 attack in Garissa that killed 147 people, mostly students. Al-Shabaab also says it carried out the January 15 attack at a hotel and office complex in Nairobi that killed 21 people, including a police officer. All five assailants also died.