Six Meru Businessmen Butchered In Al-Shabaab Terror Attack

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Six Meru Businessmen Butchered In Al-Shabaab Terror Attack

A terror attack on Good Friday morning killed six people and injured one in Dhobley, Garissa, a border town in Northern Kenya.

Al-Shabaab insurgents opened fire on the six Meru businessmen, killing them. The injured person was described as a Somali inhabitant from the region.

Authorities have blamed the incident on the Al-Shabaab terrorist group, which is renowned for its activity in the region.

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Confirming the incident, Liboi Deputy County Commissioner Ali Manduku  explained  that the attack took place in the early hours of the morning and looked to be motivated by commercial competition.

Manduku went on to describe that the organisation used violence to assert its authority in the border town.

The deceased hawkers, who were attacked, are currently being readied to be taken to Garissa for further processes.

Garissa, a region prone to attacks by extremists crossing from Somalia, has had its fair share of violence in recent times.

Late last year, four cops were killed when their vehicle exploded an improvised explosive device (IED) on the Dadaab-Fafi route during a regular security patrol.

Following Kenya’s military participation in Somalia in 2011, there has been an increase in terror attacks, mainly in the country’s northeast. The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) incursion was intended to confront terrorist threats, but has instead encouraged reprisal attacks.

Speaking in the Senate last year, Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki underscored the country’s horrific toll from terrorism.

He revealed that at least 500 people have been killed in terror assaults since the historic bombing of the American Embassy in Nairobi by Al-Qaeda militants in 1998.

The 1998 bombing, which occurred on August 7, killed 213 people, including 201 Kenyans and 12 Americans. Subsequent attacks included the Westgate Mall incident on September 21, 2013, which claimed the lives of 67 people, and the Garissa University attack on April 2, 2015, which killed 148 people, the majority of them were students.

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Six Meru Businessmen Butchered In Al-Shabaab Terror Attack

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