Al Shabaab terrorists have taken responsibility for the Wajir IED attack that left eight police officers dead. 

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The officers died when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device planted by attackers who took their six AK47 assault rifles and two G3 battle rifles, as well as 510 bullets. 

The militia claimed they killed more than 10 security officers and injured 23 in a recently released video. T

he released video was of multiple attacks in Kenya "to honor slain fighters who include an unidentified Briton killed while fighting alongside them".

The attacks included Lamu, Mandera, and Wajir in the last six months. It also featured the ambush that led to the death of PS Maryam El Maawy and the lifestyle of the militants in Boni Forest. 

Al Shabaab is fighting to take over Somalia's government, establish its own rule based on their strict interpretation of Islamic law and drive out of the country peacekeepers deployed by the African Union. 

The militants often launch attacks in Kenya to pressure it to withdraw its troops which form part of the peacekeeping force.