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At least six Killed in Mandera Dawn Attack


attackSix people were killed in suspected Al-Shabaab attack on a residential plot in Bulla public works, Mandera Town, and the  police rescued 25 others.

The incident happened at about 2am Thursday morning as the tenants were asleep.

Those affected were non locals. Police said the attackers shot at the victims randomly after they had broken into the plot.

As they were escaping they also threw another grenade damaging a nearby building.

Police said there were 33 people at the plot at the time of the attack and that one was seriously injured and 25 others rescued. Two were missing hours later.

Residents said police response was swift and that the attackers were heavily armed.

The militants were about 20 at the time of the attack raising questions how they managed to move in.

Mandera governor Ali Roba termed the incident as a sad attack.