Wajir Al-Shabaab attack leave 3 dead.

Wajir Al-Shabaab attack leave 3 dead.

GUN ATTACK

GUN ATTACK

Three non-local primary school teachers on Friday morning were butchered by suspected Al-Shabaab militants in Qarsa, Wajir County, leaving one critically injured.

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Wajir County Police Commander Stephen Ng’etich confirmed the incident that took place at dawn, adding that they had sent security officers to the area to assess the situation.

According to the reports, several other teachers were injured and some students went missing as they fled during the attack.

The ambush took place at around 1 am while the victims were sleeping at Kharsa Primary which is in Kharsa village near Konton border town, 70km from Wajir town.

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Al-Shabaab

Al-Shabaab

Wajir AP commandant Mohamed Sheikh who was leading the rescue operation also confirmed the event adding that  the militants also set up an improvised explosive device along the route to the school.

One security vehicle responding to the attack ran over the explosive but no officer was injured

 The road leading to the area is believed to have landmines, making it difficult for ambulances and security reinforcement to quickly go to the scene.

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Further reports reveal that the militants seem to have moved from Mandera to Wajir where there have been persistent attacks in the recent months.

On February 12, police found three bodies believed to be those of Al-Shabaab fighters killed in an earlier foiled attack on a police camp in Kutulo.

At least five masts have been attacked in less than a month. Officials attribute the decrease in terror attacks in Mandera to the construction of a border wall. The wall has already covered 10km and plans are underway to increase the area covered to 28km. It will stretch from the Indian Ocean to the Kenya-Somali-Ethiopia border convergence point.

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