Two Cuban doctors have been abducted by suspected Al Shabaab militants in Mandera
A police officer attached to guard the two was shot dead by the militants who drove off with the medics.
Witnesses reports say that the militants crossed over to Somalia with their captives however local authorities maintain that the militants are still within the country.
Police spokesperson Charles Owino said the doctors were abducted on their way to work.
“They were attacked when two vehicles blocked their way and abducted them and drove to Somalia,”he said
The doctors,Landy Rodriguez (a surgeon) and Herera Correa (general practitioner are among 100 Cuban specialists who arrived in the country in June 2018.