Six killed as gunmen attack buses near Kenya-Somali border

File: Two buses were sprayed with bullets in the Mandera county of Kenya on Friday. Photo: Flickr.com / Ian Britton

NAIROBI - At least six people were killed when gunmen sprayed two buses with bullets on Friday in Kenya's Mandera county on the border with Somalia, a regional official said.

Mandera County Commissioner Fredrick Shisia told Reuters the attack happened at 9.30am as the buses were travelling to Mandera town from the capital, Nairobi.

"So far we are talking of six dead," he said, noting that the attack had happened on the road between Wargadud and Elwak.

The United States on Thursday warned its citizens against travelling to areas near the border with Somalia because of threats from Somali militant group Al-Shabaab.

Shisia said it was not yet clear who was behind the attack. Mandera has been the scene of frequent Al-Shabaab attacks in which dozens of civilians and security personnel have been killed. 

Reuters

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