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Johannesburg - Three teachers were killed near Kenya’s border with Somalia in a suspected attack by al-Shabaab militants early on Monday, Reuters reported.

Citing a police report, the news agency said a child was also wounded by a stray bullet when the militants attacked Kamuthe primary school in Garissa County. They also burned down a nearby police station and destroyed a telecommunications mast.

Al-Shabaab has targeted Kenya in frequent attacks as retaliation for the country sending troops into Somalia to clamp on cross-border raids and kidnappings.

Last week, four schoolchildren were killed following a gunfight between militants group and local police in Garissa.

The United States has increased its presence in Kenya after al-Shabaab killed three Americans in an attack on a military base.

African News Agency/ANA