Extremists kill non-Muslims in Kenya guesthouse

Extremists kill non-Muslims in Kenya guesthouse

Twelve people, described as “non-Muslims,” were killed early Tuesday morning in Kenya’s northeastern town of Mandera in a suspected terror attack by the Somali militant group al-Shabab.

The extremist group has for years conducted cross-border attacks in Kenya, partly in retribution for Kenya’s decision to send troops to Somalia as part of an African Union military campaign. Mandera, a predominantly Muslim border town nestled between the Ethio­pian and Somali frontiers, has been a frequent target, and many of its residents have fled.

According to Abdi Rizak, a member of the Mandera county assembly, Tuesday’s attack occurred at a guesthouse called Busharo at 1:30 a.m, several miles from the border. Read more

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