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Two dead in Kenya shootings linked to al-Shabab

Published 21/12/2015

The shootings took place in the northern Kenya town of Mandera, close to the Somali border
The shootings took place in the northern Kenya town of Mandera, close to the Somali border

Suspected Islamic extremists have killed two people as they shot at vehicles in the northern Kenyan town of Mandera.

Kenyan regional co-ordinator Mohamud Saleh said three people were also injured in the dawn attacks by gunmen believed to be part of Somalia's al-Shabab militant group.

He said the gunmen shot at a bus killing one passenger and injuring three others. The rebels then shot at a truck following the bus and killed one passenger.

He said both drivers kept going after the shootings, preventing further loss of life and injury.

Kenya has experienced a wave of retaliatory attacks by al-Shabab, which is linked to al-Qaida, since it sent troops to Somalia to fight the extremists in 2011.

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