Extremists kill 12 in Kenya attack near Somali border
Twelve people have been killed in an extremist attack targeting non-Muslims in Mandera County near Kenya's border with Somalia.
Mohamed Saleh, Mandera's regional commander, said that gunmen from Somali-based extremist group al-Shabab are suspected of carrying out the attack on the Bisharo Guest House.
Al-Shabab has vowed retribution on Kenya for sending troops into Somalia since 2011 to fight the militants who are waging an insurgency against Somalia's weak, Western-backed government.
Kenyan security forces have managed to stop the wave of al-Shabab's attacks in major cities that have killed hundreds over the past few years.
However, Mandera County remains a volatile area. Al-Shabab militants hijacked a bus in Mandera on November 2014, and killed 28 non-Muslims on board. In December 2014 they killed 36 quarry workers.