Three people have become the latest victims of Al-Shabaab IED attack after their vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device (IED) in the frontier county of Mandera.
Authorities in Mandera have confirmed of the IED attack on that a team that was headed to their work station along the Kenya-Somalia border.
The team has been involved in clearing a road along the security border wall that has been ongoing.
Initial police report indicate that Al-Shabaab operatives might have planted the IED very early in the morning along the commonly used route.
S.I. has previously reported and warned of increased militants’ concentration and operations along Northeastern prefecture (NEP) of Kenya. The rag tag militia has been targeting security personnel, their outposts and patrol teams along the border counties.
Several in stances of the militants destroying the telecommunication masts in NEP have also been recorded.
Nonetheless, there has been an upward trend of terror activities reported along the Kenya-Somalia border frontiers an indication that the areas still remain fluid in theater.
The Somali-based , Al-Shabaab militant group has demonstrated that it has perfected the art of guerrilla-warfare to avoid direct contact with army due to their military inferiority.
Since 2015, Government of Kenya (GoK) announced the construction of security border wall along its porous border with a Somalia in an effort to wade off the militants.