The Star (Kenya) - - Politics General -

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.

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