A roadside bomb has killed six people in Kenya

A roadside bomb has killed six people in Kenya

Six people were killed on Monday when a minibus was struck by a roadside bomb during an ambush  by armed men in northeastern Kenya near the Somali border, police said.

The attackers opened fire on a car carrying 14 people after it detonated an explosive device eight miles from the town of Mandera.

“Six people were killed in a car crash,” said national police spokesman Bruno Shioso.

“Security work continues to detect the attackers.”

There is no immediate claim for a beating.

A police report said the General Service Unit patrol team, on foot and nearby, met the attackers, who were fleeing the Somali border.

The attackers used rifles and rocket-propelled grenades during the attack, he added.
The Mandera region often invades its long, impassable border with Somalia, where the Al-Shabaab Islamist terrorist group controls a rural network.

Some regions along the Somali border are also at risk of attack and Kenyan officials are often quick to blame the military for invading its territory.

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Kenya has repeatedly been attacked by Al-Shabaab in retaliation for sending troops to Somalia in 2011 as part of an African Union force to oust jihadists.

Kenya is a major part of the African Union Mission troops in Somalia.

In 2015, an attack on the University of Garissa, another border region with Somalia, left 148 people dead, almost all of them students.

The minibus, which was completely confused in the incident, was carrying an unknown number of passengers.

Shioso told AFP that seven people survived but had “varying degrees of injury”.
Last week, dozens of delegates in Nairobi warned of a possible terrorist attack on immigrants in the capital.

French and German diplomats have warned of an impending attack within days, while the United States is issuing a new security alert.

In 2019, Al-Shabaab gunmen killed 21 people at a Nairobi hotel and in 2013 a bloody four-day siege of the Westgate shopping mall left 67 dead.

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