Al-Shabaab raids village in Mandera

Suspected al-Shabaab fighters Sunday attacked Arabia town in Mandera county near Kenya-Somalia border.

According to locals who spoke the media, the fighters stormed a camp manned Kenya administration police, prompting brief gunfire. No casualties have been reported.

Mandera has been borne the brunt of grenade and gun attacks in the last several years since Kenya took its troops to Somalia to fight the al-Shabaab group.

Al-Shabaab group has been attacking areas along Kenya-Somalia border while targeting mostly non- locals working in the region.

Many people, majority of them non- locals have as a result lost their lives with others left with permanent injuries.

The group vowed to continue staging attacks on Kenya’s soil until the East Africa nation withdraws from Somalia.

Kenya had sent its troops to Somalia in 2011 to fight al-Shabaab following several attacks in Kenya’s coastal region allegedly conducted by the terror group.


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