SIX PEOPLE KILLED IN ANOTHER MANDERA ATTACK
On October 6, six people were killed in a suspected al Shabaab attack on a residential plot in Bulla Public Works, Mandera Town. The incident happened at about 2am as the tenants were asleep. Police said the attackers shot at the victims randomly after they had broken into the plot. “The gang used a grenade to break the entrance before they shot at those who were sleeping. They escaped soon after the incident,” a senior officer said. As they were escaping they also threw another grenade damaging a nearby building. This was in response to shooting from a group of police reservists who had responded. Police said there were 33 people in 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.