4 killed, 11 injured after a vehicle runs over explosives in Mandera.

By NepJournal June 16, 2017 16:38

By NJ Correspondent:

scene of the attack near Sheikh Barrow between Elwak and Lafey

At least four people have been killed and 11 others injured after vehicle ran over an Improved Explosive Device (IED) blast in Mandera on Friday afternoon.

County Commissioner Fredrick Shisia confirmed the incident happened at around 12Pm.

He said the vehicle operates as a public service vehicle, had 15 passengers on board and was heading from Elwak to Mandera town before they ran over the roadside bomb near Sheikh Barrow area.

“two of my chiefs were among the victims. one died on the spot while the other one is in critical condition and taken to Lafey Sub-county hospital,” said Shisia.

North Eastern Regional Commander Mohamud Saleh said the road between Elwak and Lafey is classified as dangerous route due to its proximity to the porous Somalia border.

The incident is the latest in a series of attacks involving IEDs blasts targeting security forces, government officials, civilians and humanitarian motorcades in the region.

For the past months over 30 people including security forces and civilians were killed in separate attacks in Mandera and Garissa counties.

In all the attacks police launched a manhunt for all attackers but no arrest have been made so far.

Al Shabaab militants claimed responsibility for the attacks in North Eastern Kenya since October 16, 2011 when Kenya invaded Somalia.

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By NepJournal June 16, 2017 16:38