NEWS SERVICE REPORTS
FROM THE AFRICAN
least six killed, 10 injured in
gun attack in northern Kenya
East African nation has blamed the Al-
Shabaab militia group for increased attacks
(Xinhua) -- At least six people were
shot dead and 10 others seriously injured in the
latest attack in a hotel in the restive northern
Kenya on Thursday night, a government official
County Commissioner, Maalim Mohamed said four
armed men walked into a local hotel where an
attack took place a year ago and started shooting
indiscriminately, killing at least six people and
injuring 10 others on the spot.
said the deceased were having supper at the hotel
christened Kwa Chege when the attack took place at
around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.
still not known who carried out the attack.
still very early to tell who the attackers are
and the motive behind it. It’s very
unfortunate that we continue losing innocent
lives. We will pursue these very heartless
people and arrest them,” Maalim told Xinhua by
East African nation has blamed the Al-Shabaab
militia group for increased attacks. Scores of
security officers, government officials and
civilians have lost their lives in gun or grenade
attacks that target crowded places. Northeastern
region that borders the war-torn country of
Somalia has been the most affected by the attacks.
Kenyan government says armed attacks and
kidnappings threaten the country’s tourism
industry—a key driver of the economy—that had
bounced back after near collapse following post-
election violence five years ago in which more
than 1,200 people died.
militants have vowed to attack Nairobi after the
east African nation which hosted protracted
negotiations that culminated in the signing of the
federal charter for Somalia in 2005, invaded
Somalia to flush out the militants.
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