• The incident happened at Ledhi area as the vehicle raced on the road.
• Police said said one officer died on the spot while the second one died in the hospital.
At least two police officers were Sunday killed while six others were injured when a vehicle they were traveling in was hit by a bomb in Arabia area, Mandera county.
The officers from Kenya Police Quick Response Unit were on a ,mounted patrol from Arabia to Mandera when their vehicle ran over a Improvised Explosive Device (IED), police said.
The incident happened at Ledhi area as the vehicle raced on the road.
Police said said one officer died on the spot while the second one died in hospital.
The injured were evacuated to a local hospital for medical attention.
Officials said two of them were in critical condition.
The area near the border with Somalia has suffered a series of terrorist attacks but had experienced a significant decline in attacks in the month of August, signaling better exploitation of intelligence by security forces.
The al Shabaab terror group had increased attacks in Kenya in a renewed trend that has left dozens of people dead in the past months alone near the Kenya-Somalia border.
The recent attacks have forced the government to suspend plans to reopen the Kenya-Somalia border.
Somalia has not had a stable government after the fall of Siad Barre in 1991.
Kenyan troops are in Somalia under African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) to help in fighting the al Shabaab terror group.
KDF went to Somalia in October 2011.
There are plans to withdraw the troops from and let the Somali forces take full charge.
As part of efforts to address the insecurity, the Chief of Defense Forces Gen Francis Ogolla led a top Kenyan security team to Somalia’s Jubaland on July 1 to push local authorities to heighten the war against the al Shabaab.