UN refugee agency "alarmed" by security incidents in Dadaab

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Somali refugees make their way past burning rubbish on a street at Ifo camp in Dadaab, Kenya.

Security incidents targeting the Dadaab complex for Somali refugees in northern Kenya have been condemned by the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR).

The agency says there have been two bomb explosions in two camps in the past two days.

An explosion at the Hagadera camp on Monday killed one person and seriously injured two police officers; the following day a police vehicle was damaged when an explosive device went off near a market at Ifo camp.

UNHCR spokesperson in Nairobi, Kenya, Ron Redmond says insecurity has increased in Dadaab.

"This is a major concern to us because these aren't the first incidents. In total there have been four such incidents in Dadaab since October when three aid workers were kidnapped. We have seen three Kenyan police officers killed in total and four others wounded in these series of attacks and there have been threats against humanitarian agencies working in Dadaab as well."

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