13 people  killed and several others injured after a matatu they were travelling in rans over an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Mandera

13 people killed and several others injured after a matatu they were travelling in rans over an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Mandera

 BY NEWS DESK,31ST JAN,2022-13 people were killed and several others injured after a matatu they were travelling in ran over an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) along the Arabia – Mandera Road.

According to multiple reports, the IED had been planted by people believed to be Al Shabaab sympathisers.

Police have since launched investigations into the incident even as the exact number of casualties remain unclear.

 

According to eyewitnesses who spoke to the media, the incident took place at around 0600hrs on Monday, January 31 morning.

North Eastern Regional Commander, George Seda, stated that they received reports of the incident from residents who were also using the road in the morning hours.

He added that they were working around the clock to ensure that they establish what exactly happened. Seda also expressed that no arrest had been made following the early morning incident.

The incident comes after over five foreign embassies issued terror alert warnings. Through the French Embassy in Nairobi, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs cushioned their nationals to take precaution warning of a looming terror attack in the country.

However, in response, the National Police Service (NPS) on Friday, January 28, through the spokesperson Bruno Shioso dispelled the reports stating that the police were on high alert.

 

 

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