Terrorist group Al-Shabaab is holding three people hostage.
Reports indicate that the three went missing after their bus was hit by an explosive in Mandera on Monday.
On October 6, 2020, Al Shabaab attackers opened fire on a bus in Mandera Tuesday injuring seven passengers.
The attack occurred between Dabacity and Kotulo area, on a bus that was headed to the capital Nairobi from Mandera.
The attackers are said to have entered the bus and ordered non-Muslims and Muslims to identify themselves, only to realise that all of them were Muslims of Somali origin.
“They then turned their anger on the bus driver demanding to know why he did not stop when he was flagged down,” a senior police officer briefed of the incident told us, “that is when the militants left," an officer said.
In June the same year, two Al Shabaab terrorists were killed in Mandera on Saturday night, during an attack at Warankalla area where they are said to have targetted a communication mast.
During the attack, police officers from a nearby camp responded and killed two of them, with several of the attackers believed to have escaped with serious injuries. A police reservist was killed during the gunfire.