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At least 10 suspected Shabab militants attack Fafi in search of non-local workers



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GARISSA—A group of suspected Al Shabab militants numbered between five and 10 Saturday night raided Bula-Golol village in Fafi, Garissa County. The same militants are suspected of behind a landmine that targeted a military vehicle the same night.

The Regional Commissioner for North Eastern Kenya, Mohamud Salah while confirming the incident, said the group asked for the direction to the house of the local chief and the new mosque being constructed at the village. It was later confirmed that some of the construction workers at the mosque were non-locals who the security authorities believe were their targets.

Mr Salah said he believes the attackers asked for the direction of the mosque to harm the non-local construction worker at the site.

“There were seven non-local construction workers at the mosque and their (attackers) aim was to possibly to harm them”, he said.

“The workers managed to escape into the nearby bushes after the attackers started shooting indiscriminately as they approached,” Salah added.

The regional commissioner said he suspects the same attackers early on Saturday targeted a Kenyan military convoy heading to Garissa from a base in Hulugho with a landmine made of improvised explosive device.

“We have deployed adequate security officers in the affected areas,” Mr Salah said, adding that a contingent of officers were sent to hunt down the attackers before they cross over into Somalia.


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