2 Injured as Al-Shabaab Gunmen Attack Bus

2 Injured as Al-Shabaab Gunmen Attack Bus

Suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen on Friday, January 24, attacked a bus in Khofor Kharar, Wajir East constituency.

According to Daily Nation, the incident was confirmed by Wajir East Police Commander Thomas Ngeywa who revealed that two people sustained serious injuries.

The bus was bound for Wajir town when it was attacked between Qarsa and Khorof Harar.

This is the third attack on buses by suspected terrorists over the past two months, following an attack that left 11 dead in Wajir on December 7, 2019.

Eight teachers and two policemen were among the 11 killed in the attack on a Medina bus bound for Mandera. 

According to various reports, militants flagged down the bus and ordered non-locals to alight the vehicle.

The militants then allegedly instructed the bus to continue with its journey before opening fire on the non-locals.

Three people were killed on January 3, when suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen opened fire at a Mombasa Raha bus in Lamu County.

The Mombasa Raha driver’s heroic acts saved several more lives as he refused to stop for the militants and sped away.

“It was like a scene from a horror movie. They emerged from the forest and started firing indiscriminately, ordering us to stop. I engaged a higher gear and drove fast as they fired at us.

“Unfortunately, they deflated the tyres but I still managed to drive for about 100 metres,” the driver told reporters at the time.

More to follow…

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