May 23, 2024

Six dead after Al-Shabaab terror attack

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Six dead after Al-Shabaab terror attack

Terror attack by suspected Al-Shabaab militants claims lives of six individuals in Dhobley, Garissa, a border town in Kenya

Terror attack by suspected Al-Shabaab militants claims lives of six individuals in Dhobley, Garissa, a border town in Kenya.

According to reports, the six were shot dead after the Al-Shabaab militants opened fire.

Authorities have linked the attack to the Al-Shabaab terror group, known for its activities in the region.

Confirming the incident to Kenyans, Liboi DCC Ali Manduku informed Kenyans that the attack occurred in the early hours of the morning and appeared to stem from business rivalry. 

Manduku further explained that the group sought to assert its dominance within the border town through such violent means.

The deceased hawkers, victims of the attack, are currently being prepared to be transported to Garissa town for further procedures.

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Garissa, an area prone to attacks by militants crossing over from Somalia, has witnessed its share of violence in recent times.

Just last month, four officers lost their lives when their vehicle detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) on the Dadaab-Fafi road during a routine security patrol.

The increasing reliance on IEDs by militants in the country is a cause for concern. These weapons offer portability, ease of assembly, and carry devastating impacts, making them preferred tools for terrorist activities.

The surge in terror attacks, particularly in the Northeastern region of Kenya, follows the country’s military intervention in Somalia in 2011. 

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) incursion aimed to counter terrorist threats but has, in turn, fueled retaliatory attacks.

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