On October 25, 2016, at approximately 7:30 A.M GMT, after a bombing by Al-Shabaab (Muslim militant group), 12 people reported dead, and four reported injured in a Mandera lodge in Kenya, Africa.

According to Standard Digital, “Mandera’s responding officials have released their concerns regarding the plans implemented to extract everyone from the lodge; now turned into a pile of rubble.”

Shortly after an explosion set off, witnesses reported seeing a gunman carrying explosives, a machine gun, and ammunition; fleeing to the border heading towards Somalia.

Police officials have confirmed that this the second bombing claimed by Al-Shabaab this month. Efforts to capture the perpetrator responsible are underway.

Local authorities are trying to account for all of the people who were residing at the lodge at the time of the incident.

Edited & Written by Jhayla D, Tyson

Sources:

Standard Digital: 12 People Killed After Gunmen Attack Guest House in Mandera

Top & Featured Image Courtesy of U.S. Army Africa’s  Flickr Page – All Creative Commons License

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