Three injured in al-Shabaab attack in Mandera

At least three people including a reservist in a suspected al-Shabaab in Mandera county near Kenya’s border with Somalia.

Armed suspected al-Shabaab fighters stormed Omar-Jilio village on the outskirts of Mandera town late Sunday night. The attack started at a police base in the area, prompting minutes-long clashes with the assailants

After overrunning the base, the attackers gathered the locals in a field where they warned the locals against working with the Kenyan government.

Neither Mandera authorities nor the police spoke about the incident.

AL-Shabaab has been carrying out dozens of attacks in areas along Kenya’s border with Somalia since 2011.

The group killed dozens of non-locals in Mandera, Wajir and Garissa counties.

Al-Shabaab vowed to take revenge on the Kenya government for the deployment of its troops in Somalia.

Kenya has thousands of soldiers working under the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia.