Six killed in Alshabaab attack in Mandera

Six people have been killed and 27 others rescued following Al-Shabaab attack in Mandera,

Border town governor said those targeted by the militants on 2:45 am attack were non locals working in Mandera.

“Out of 33 non-locals residing in one plot, six were shot dead and 27 rescued by our security officers manning the sector,” Mr Roba said.

Governor Ali Roba strongly condemned the attack saying six lives were too many to lose.

“Six lives are too many to lose. We condemn the attack which comes at a time when locals had started enjoying peace.”

There was an explosion as Kenya security agencies attempted to get into the house to retrieve the bodies of those killed.

Police sources said landmines planted in the compound were delaying their attempts to retrieve the bodies of the dead. Bomb experts were expected to detonate the explosives.

Alshabaab Spokesman has confirmed that it was behind the attack.

Operation Spokesman, Sheikh Abdiaziz Abu Musab said six non-muslims were killed in the attack and Kenyan Police vehicles was destroyed.

Armed group Alshabaab have carried out sporadic attacks across the border since the deadly Garissa University College attack on April 2, 2015 that claimed 148 lives, mostly students.