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Al Shabaab storms construction site in Mandera

Unknown number of Al Shabaab fighters on Sunday attacked a construction site in Mandera near Kenya-Somalia border.

The assailants allegedly blew up equipment and destroyed properties.

According to statement by Kenya police, the armed men stormed the camp at Hagarsu within Bida sub location at 2.45am before executing the crime.

The police say the camp was being used as a holding ground for the machines being used to construct the Arabia-Mandera road.

“The equipment belongs to Abdullahi Khalif who moved to the site in September when he stopped the construction of the road and abandoned them,” the police statement indicated.

The statement says an excavator valued Sh20 million, a flat roller machine valued at Sh9.5 million, a shifftoot roller valued Sh9.5 million and a pressure pump valued Sh800,000 were destroyed.

Al-Shabaab has not yet commented on the incident.

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