Friday, April 05, 2013
Suspected Somali militants on Thursday evening killed three Kenyans
in the restive northern town of Garissa in the latest attack amid
growing insecurity in the region.
Garissa County Commissioner Maalim Mohammed confirmed the incident
which took place at around 8 p.m. (1700GMT) at Iftin location, about 4km
from Garissa town.
“The deceased were having supper at an eatery joint at around 8PM
when a hand grenade was hurled at them,” Mohamed told Xinhua by
He said the three whose identities have not been established died on
the spot, adding that no arrest has been made in connection to the
“There is a security operation underway to arrest the attackers, ” Mohammed said.
The militants have continued to carry out attacks in Garissa despite
heightened security around the country with security agencies at an
unprecedented state of alert.
The insurgents who have signed joined Al-Qaida network have been
responsible for a string of foreigners’ abductions and grenade attacks
that occurred in the past two years that led to the Kenyan troops’
pursuit of the militia group into Somalia.
The militia group is very angry with Kenya for sending troops into
Somalia to attack its compounds and kill its fighters, but Nairobi said
its military action in Somalia is only for self defence.
The police have also called on Kenyans to be vigilant and report any
suspicious individuals in their midst to security personnel.