Al Shabaab attack on Kenyan border town claims 14 people

Somali armed group Al Shabaab said it is behind an attack on Kenyan border town of Mandera that killed 14 quarry workers.

Tuesday morning attack that also wounded 11 other people was targeted at non locals quarry workers common in the area.

The attack happened while the victims were sleeping before the gunmen opened fire near Mandera main livestock market

Al-Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Abdulaziz Abu Musab said his group was behind the attack saying it was meant to “revenge killings of Muslims in Somalia and Kenya by Kenyan security forces”.

Kenyan Red Cross said four critically wounded will be airlifted to the capital Nairobi for further medical attention.

Al Shabaab has carried out wave of attacks inside Kenya for retaliation of Kenyan military presence inside Somalia.

Last month more than 11 AlShabaab fighters were killed during botched attack on Kenyan military camp in the coastal island of Lamu.

April attack on Garissa University college that killed over 148 mainly students was the most deadly attack claimed by Al Shabaab inside Kenya since Westgate shopping mall attack on September 2013.