Five Administration Police officers and three police reservists have been killed after their vehicle was ambushed by suspected Al-Shabaab militants who staged an IED attack in Bojigaras, Wajir County.
The officers who are based at the Kutulo AP camp where on a routine patrol when the attack occured.
After their police vehicle hit an improvised explosive device, the militants then ambushed them.
The officers got out of the vehicle following the explosion and engaged the militants in fierce firefight before they were overpowered.
The AP officers have been identified as Ali Ahmed Alasow, Abdullahi Hirab, Daud Afkahar, Ali Weydow and Sgt Abdiaziz Ali Haro.