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Two dead in Kenya shootings linked to al-Shabab

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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