MANDERA, Kenya – Heavily armed fighters thought to be Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab stormed small village near Kenya’s Mandera town.
The fighters invaded Komor Haile mosque, lecturing local residents for 5 hours, according to a witness, who asked to be anonymous for security reason.
Kenyan police officer says the militants had arrived at Komor Haile mosque on Thursday at about 10pm and left at around 2am.
The militants went through chief’s home but he was not at the home during the raid, police said.
“They fled from the area, shortly after preaching to the local residents at mosque near Somalia-Kenya border town”, he said.
The local authorities did comment on the attack by Al Shabaab suspects.
Kenya’s northeast towns hit deadly attacks claimed by Al Shabaab, as some of those attacks killed dozens of Kenyan nationals.
Reporting by Abdirisak Mohamud Tuuryare from Mogadishu, Somalia