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3 killed in al-Shabaab terror attack in Kenya

Somali-based al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists also kidnapped 2 people in separate attack as police launch manhunt

Andrew Wasike   | 21.06.2021
3 killed in al-Shabaab terror attack in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya

Three people were killed on Monday in the northern Kenyan county of Mandera, which borders Somalia.

According to local media, which cited police, the attack occurred in the Jabibar area of Mandera county, where a road construction project is underway.

Kenya's Star Newspaper reported that "At least three people were killed Monday in an attack by al-Shabaab militants in Jabibar area, Mandera county."

In a separate incident, the terrorists set fire to a truck after hijacking the crew working on a road in Mandera South.

Mandera South Deputy County Commissioner Nyamboga Mounda told local media that the police are searching for the attackers who kidnapped a truck driver Ali Mohamed and his companion Kerow Adan Abdi.

In 2013, al-Shabab militants killed at least 67 people during a four-day siege at Westgate Mall in Nairobi.

The al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab terrorists were responsible for an attack on Garissa University in Kenya in 2015, which killed more than 140 students.


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