A woman was Monday killed and eight others were injured after al-Shabaab militants attacked a public service vehicle plying the Banisa- Mandera road, Mandera County.
The vehicle had 12 occupants when the gunmen attacked it, police and survivors said.
The rest of the passengers in the motor vehicle escaped with injuries.
Local officials said they have been sighting terrorists in the area planning to launch attacks.
The area is near the porous Kenya-Somalia border which is usually breached by terrorists.
Police said they suspect the attackers were targeting the four-wheel drive car.