Three civilians have been killed in the northern Kenya county of Garissa following an attack staged by Al-Qaida-linked militants from the al-Shabab group.
The incident took place in Dhobley area, where construction works were underway.
The deceased were all non-locals, according to the police.
Alshabaab militants have been staging attacks in five counties along the Kenya-Somali border, forcing the non-locals to flee the areas. They have been targeting security installations and communication masts.
On May 12, 2021, the Al-Qaida-linked militants attacked a cell phone tower located in northern Mandera County, leaving three police reservists dead.
Later, on the same day, they blow up another cell phone tower in Wajir County with a rocket-propelled grenade, killing another officer.
The attacks in the East African country started in 2011 after Kenya sent its troops under AMISOM to restore peace and order in Somalia.
The saddest moment was when the extremists attacked Garissa University in 2015, killing more than 140 students.
Two years earlier, they had ambushed Westgate Mall in Nairobi. At least 67 people died in the attack.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.