Explosions rock Mandera border, no casualties reported

NepJournal
By NepJournal September 9, 2016 14:44

By Nep Journal Correspondent:

End of Kenya: Governor Roba shows the Senate commitee the country's border beacons.

End of Kenya’s territory: Governor Roba shows a Senate committee the country’s border beacons in Mandera during a past tour.

A huge explosions rocked Bula Hawa on the Kenya-Somalia border in Mandera County on Friday morning but no casualties were reported.

Confirming the incident, Mandera County Commissioner Fredrick Shisia said there was only one blast suspected to have resulted from IEDs planted by Al Shabaab.

“The IED device exploded at about 8am at the border but no one was injured,” he said.

Police however said there were two blasts which occurred six minutes apart and caused by home-made bombs planted 15 metres apart.

The incident comes at a time when Mandera has enjoyed relative calm from terror attacks after Kenyan forces beefed up security along the porous Somali border.

Do you have something to add to this story? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Your comments:

NepJournal
By NepJournal September 9, 2016 14:44

Photo of the day!

Happy Mashujaa Day

About NJ

Nep Journal is a progressive media initiative that aims to serve as the leading space where North Eastern Kenya’s leading thinkers, analysts and writers provide you, our readers, with new perspectives on all issues affecting the region.

We aim to publish daring perspectives with original content, and beautifully written pieces so as to empower, educate and inform our people.

Get in touch with NJ

Do you have anything to share with us? We value your input and contribution. You can send us your opinion pieces, articles or any other relevant information. Email: publisher @ nepjournal . com or click here