4 killed Al-Shabaab attack in Kenya

At least four people were killed Tuesday night when gunmen attacked a market and burnt a shop in Wajir County in north-eastern Kenya, eyewitness and official have said.

4 killed Al-Shabaab attack in Kenya

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Local resident Hussein Abdi told "We have counted four burnt bodies removed by the police and taken to the mortuary."

According to eyewitnesses, the gunmen had targeted a shop in Wajir's Barwaqo neighborhood.

The four dead burnt beyond recognition are believed to have been customers at the shop.

"I can confirm the attack which took place around 8pm," local government official Abbas Mohamed told.

"It's still unclear to us who may have been behind it. It's early to point fingers and police are yet to issue a statement," he said.

Two people were injured in the attack, including the daughter of the shop owner.

Al-Shabaab has recently suffered several significant blows, losing most of its strongholds in southern and central Somalia to government and African Union troops.

Nevertheless, the group has continued to launch deadly attacks on government officials and security personnel.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Mart 2015, 09:25