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BY CORRESPONDENT,7TH JUNE,2021-At least one passenger was killed at 10 others wounded when gunmen ambushed two buses between Olla and Sarman, Mandera county, on Monday.
The buses were headed for Mandera town in the morning when gunmen believed to be al Shabaab militants sprayed them with bullets.
Witnesses said one of the buses overturned as the driver sped off from the scene of the attack seriously injuring some of the passengers.
The witness said the gunmen wanted the buses to stop, which could have caused several deaths.
There were no police escorts at the time of the incident.
“We have many casualties but so far 11 have been brought to a local hospital after the incident. They have multiple injuries,” said a senior police officer aware of the incident.
The buses usually leave as a convoy as part of efforts to address security.
The area of the attack, which is the northern part of the county has been a safe area since 2013 but has lately been a soft target.
This is the latest incident to happen in the area in a series that are staged by al Shabaab gunmen.
Governor Ali Roba had protested the trend of the incidents, saying they had crippled the area’s economy.