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29 Police Officers Killed As They Attempt To Recover Stolen Cattle

At least 29 Kenyan police officers are now known to have been killed in Saturday’s attack, as they attempted to recover stolen cattle.

The officers were ambushed in Baragoi, in the northern Samburu County.

A police spokesman told the BBC that 29 officers had been killed, along with three of the attackers, but local elders say that more bodies could still be discovered.

Local communities often clash over cattle and grazing rights.

A similar attack, in which 12 people were killed, took place nearby two weeks ago, Kenyan media reports.

BBC

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5 Responses to 29 Police Officers Killed As They Attempt To Recover Stolen Cattle

  1. The ID10T

    November 12, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Attempt to recover stolen “Castlled”? Surely!

    • pompizo

      November 12, 2012 at 11:31 am

      Mosi Zed journalists always thinking in beer terms.

  2. JK

    November 12, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    the goverment should arrest the people.

  3. sims

    November 12, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Civillian brutality on police officers…. If it were the police on civillians?

  4. friday chellah... Zambian not kenyan

    November 12, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    lets do the maths… Whats more important cattle or human life?… That question is too hard for a kenyan to answer…. I will make it easy for you.. The answer has only two legs NOT fOUR……..sad.