Three teachers killed in suspected Al-Shabab attack in Kenya

Al Shabaab soldiers sit outside a building during patrol along the streets of Dayniile district in Southern Mogadishu, March 5, 2012. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
Al Shabaab soldiers sit outside a building during patrol along the streets of Dayniile district in Southern Mogadishu, March 5, 2012. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Three people have been killed after suspected Al Shabaab militants attacked a school in Garissa County, Kenya, near the border with Somalia. 

According to local police, the gunmen attacked Kamuthe Resource Centre at 2am on Monday morning, killing three male teachers.

A child was reportedly injured in the attack after being hit by a stray bullet.

Female teachers and nurses at the institution were reportedly spared after being identified by the suspected militants, according to Kenya’s Citizen TV.

The assailants also destroyed a Safaricom communication mast during the 2am attack.

Police say they are pursuing the attackers.

The attack comes after at least three Kenyan students and a teacher were killed, and four more injured, last week after suspected al-Shabab militants attacked a primary school in Garissa county

The Islamist group also attacked a military base in Lamu, Kenya, Janurary 5th, killing three U.S. personnel and damaging several aircraft.

Al Shabaab, which once controlled much of Somalia, was forced out of Mogadishu in 2011 and has since lost most of its other strongholds. But its fighters launch frequent attack sites in Somalia and neighboring Kenya, which has troops in Somalia helping African Union forces battle the militants.

In one of the worst attacks, al-Shabab gunmen stormed Garissa University in 2015, killing 148 people, most of them students.