Police shot as five suspects are killed in a gunfire


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Five suspected thugs were shot dead in separate robbery incidents in Nairobi in the war on crime.

A policeman was shot and wounded by thugs in one of the incidents but he is in stable condition, officials said.

Police say the officer with his colleagues were responding to calls that a gang was harassing and robbing locals in Dandora when the incident happened.

The police officer was shot and seriously injured on both of his legs. He is admitted to hospital and in stable condition, said Nairobi police boss Japheth Koome.

During the incident, one suspect was shot dead and a pistol found on him. Koome said the weapon had three bullets.

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A hunt on the other accomplices after the Wednesday evening incident did not bear fruits.

Three other suspects were killed by police in a botched robbery at a house in Mt View Estate in Kangemi area.

They had apparently broken into a house and held a family hostage before police were called.

The officers chased and shot dead three of the attackers and recovered three laptops, an iPad, a wristwatch, jewelry, cash and other valuables from them.

Police said the gang of six had arrived in two cars. The other accomplices sped off in the cars leaving behind the three who were killed in a garden of the neighbor where they had attacked, witnesses said.

Police later visited the affected family as part of the probe into the incident.

The other suspect was shot dead in Gatoto village in Industrial area. Police said the suspect was in the company three other accomplices and were robbing locals when an alarm was raised that alerted officers on patrol. The bodies were taken to the mortuary and increased to more than ten, the number of suspects killed in the last two weeks.

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