Al Shabaab claims bus attack in Kenya, 4 dead
MOGADISHU, Somalia – The extremist group Al Shabaab has claimed the responsibility for an ambush attack on bus with civilians in Kenya’s Mandera, a northeastern town bordering with Somalia.
The group says its fighters had killed four people on board.
Kenyan police say it has already started an operation to hunt down the attackers.
It is unclear whereabouts of the militants who carried out the attack.
Meanwhile, suspected al Shabaab gunmen also kidnapped a businessman earlier on Friday after a raid on his house in Garissa town in the northeast of Kenya.
The militant group carried out similar attacks in Kenya’s northeast region for the last couple weeks.
Kenya’s northeast region has seen deadly terror attacks claimed by al Shabaab, an al Qaeda linked group after Nairobi sent its military troops into Somalia in 2011.
Kenyan military forces also server under African Union peacekeeping forces in Somalia to defeat al Shabaab.
The rebel group has been battling for more than ten years to topple the weak-western backed government based in the capital, Mogadishu.