Al-Shabaab raid kills two people in Mandera

At least two people have been killed and another was injured after heavily al-Shabaab fighters raided a town on Kenya’s border with Somalia.

Al-Shabaab fighters reportedly stormed Fino town in Lafey Sub-county of Mandera County, leading the death of a man and his son. One of the victims is said to have been a national police reservist.

Mandera county commissioner Onesmus Kytha confirmed the incident saying the attackers were repulsed by police officers after they received reports from the local community following the attack.

Kytha said the government will not relent on the war on terror adding that security has been beefed along the border towns to avert future attacks.

The County Commissioner lauded the locals for their timely information and asked them to cooperate with the security agencies by providing timely information.

In a statement, Mandera County Governor Ali Roba has condemned the attack terming it heinous.

The governor accused security officers in Mandera of lethargy in dealing with security threats.

He directed the security personnel to increase surveillance saying they have all they need to ensure the safety and security of residents and their property.