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Al-Shabab suspects steal gun, food at Kenyan village

Sunday May 5, 2019

MANDERA, Kenya (Xinhua) -- Al-Shabab militants on Saturday night attacked a Kenyan village in the border town of Mandera and escaped with food and a gun, a police officer confirmed on Sunday.

The officer said the attack in Hareri Hosle, a village in Mandera Arabia road at the border of Kenya-Somalia started at around midnight when about 30 al-Shabab believed to have crossed from Somalia, roamed the village.

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The police officer who asked for anonymity said one Kenya Police Reservist official was shot in the chest and another had his head grazed. Top security agents visited the area as part of operation to restore normalcy.

The latest attack came after the militants on April 12 abducted two Cuban doctors after killing one of their bodyguards.

The doctors are yet to be rescued. Officials have among others, linked local business rivalry as the cause for the attack on the doctors.

There has been a lull in terror attacks staged by the extremist group in Mandera due to various measures by local and national governments.

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