Kenya bus attack leaves 28 dead

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SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – Suspected members of the Somali militant group al-Shabab have killed at least 28 people in an attack on a bus in northern Kenya, officials say. The bus was travelling to the capital, Nairobi, when it was stopped in Mandera county, near the Somali border. After taking it off the road, gunmen separated out those they thought were non-Muslim before killing them, officials said.

Somalia-based al-Shabab has been mounting attacks in Kenya since 2011. That was the year when Kenya sent troops to Somalia to help fight the Islamist militia. Mandera, a remote area in Kenya’s north east, has been one of the regions affected. Kenya’s interior ministry said on its Twitter feed that the bus attacked early on Saturday had been carrying 60 passengers.

Source: BBC

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