Two killed after gunmen attack bus
Saturday, January 12, 2013
By Cyrus Ombati
Garissa, Kenya: Two people were on Friday night shot and killed by gunmen in Bagale area along the Nairobi-Garsisa highway.
The victims were in a bus that was headed for Mandera when gunmen who were in a probox car opened fire at the bus killing the two and injuring three others.
The injured were rushed to Garisa hospital while the gunmen drove off without stealing anything from the other passengers.
Police say they are yet to establish the motive of the 11pm incident.
A hunt on the attackers is ongoing. Witnesses said the incident happened when the salon car blocked the bus and later the gunmen opened fire at it killing the two on the spot.
Police in the larger North Eastern region are on high alert following reports that contingents on militants from Somalia have sneaked into the country with a mission to kill and maim.
In Dadaab refugee camp, a suspected gunman was shot dead by police in an ambush last night.
Kenya has experienced a series of gun attacks and explosions after troops rolled into Somalia last year to hunt down Al-Shabaab militants who had been blamed for several insecurity incidents.
It is believed the attacks are being committed by remnants of the terror group.