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Six killed in gun attack on two buses in Kenya’s Mandera

Mandera County Commissioner Fredrick Shisia.
Mandera County Commissioner Fredrick Shisia.

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 9:30 a.m. as the buses were traveling 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 traveling 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.