A Group of youths from the Marehan clan allied to the Somali Islamists Al-Shabaab staged a terror attack targeting sleeping quarry workers in Mandera’s Soko-Buzi neighborhood in Kenya.
Humanitarian and emergency services have evacuated those badly injured to hospitals for specialized treatment.
Terrorism is on a steady decline in Kenya. The National Intelligence Service of Kenya is scaling up surveillance and sting operations against terror cells and their sympathizers to disrupt financing and execution of terror activities.
The Tuesday early morning attack comes as the terror group failed to make inroads in Kenya.
Nearly 85% of the terrorists Ramadhan terror plots in Kenya have been disrupted by the Security Intelligence Services.
Mandera terror attack shows the terror group is shifting focus from military targets to soft targets, particularly unarmed and innocent civilians.
13 males and a woman were killed in the 0200HRS EAT attack. The militants used improvised explosives including petrol bombs to set off explosions.
They shot at the men sleeping in the tents outside the building. The landlady was killed outside the building as she attempted to arbitrate against killing of her tenants.
Police on patrol arrived at the scene. The gunmen fled and a joint task-force of security personnel is combing the area searching for them.