Suspected Al-Shabaab Militants Kills Six Kenyan Traders At Dhobley Town


MARQAATI NEWS | NAIROBI: Six Kenyans were shot dead early Friday by suspected Al-Shabaab militants at Dhobley at the Kenya-Somalia border.

The victims were traders who had crossed to the Somalia side to open their shops before gunmen whose faces were covered and were driving in a probox shot at them randomly killing four on the spot while two died while receiving treatment in hospital.

Garissa County Police Commander John Samburumo said the suspects fled immediately after the 7:15 am incident.

He added that the attack left four dead at the scene, while two others who sustained serious bullet wounds succumbed to their injuries during treatment at a local hospital.

Investigations are underway, but local officials suspect the killings were religiously motivated.

This attack by suspected Al-Shabaab militants further intensifies the tension on the already volatile Kenya-Somalia border.