Six people were killed when suspected Somali militant group al-Shabaab attacked a residential building in Bulla public works, Kenya’s border town of Mandera. The incident occurred at about 2am Thursday, October 6th, as the tenants were asleep. 33 people were in the building at the time of the attack. e was seriously injured and two missing.
“Out of the 33 n locals residing in e plot, six were shot dead and 27 rescued by our security officers manning the sector,” Governor Ali Roba said.
The militants used a grenade to break the entrance before they shot at those who were sleeping. They escaped so after the incident,” the police said.
As they attackers, said to be wearing KDF uniform, were fleeing, they threw another grenade which destroyed a nearby building. T was an explosi as police attempted to get into the house to retrieve the bodies, ripping off of the roof tops.
Police said landmines planted in compound were delaying their attempts to retrieve bodies of the dead. Bomb experts were expected to detate the explosives.
Mandera County Commissier Frederick Shisia say they are working switching off communicati networks to allow police enter the building as they fear more explosives are in the house.
Al-Shabaab has claimed respsibility for the attack and vowed to ctinue ‘bloodbath’ in Kenya as lg as KDF remain in Somalia.
Source Kenya News Agencies