3 miners killed in suspected Al Shabaab attack


File of Al Shabaab militants. PHOTO| COURTESY
File picture of Al Shabaab militants. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • Three miners have been killed by suspected Al Shabab militants at a quarry in Mandera South.
  • According to residents who spoke to Citizen Digital, two others were also injured in the attack.

Three miners have been killed by suspected Al Shabaab militants at a quarry in Mandera South.

According to residents who spoke to Citizen Digital, two others were also injured in the attack.

The incident occured at Shimbir Fatuma, which is about 65 kilometres from the Kenya-Somalia border.

There are claims that the quarry workers had earlier defied government orders to vacate the area following increased cases of Al Shabaab attacks.

In May last year, two miners were killed by the militia in a similar incident after they apparently sneaked back to the quarry in Mandera Sub-county following a security operation.

Earlier this month, the Kenya Defence Forces rescued 13 Kenyans from Al Shabaab militia.

They had been abducted during a fishing expedition in Malindi.

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