Six people, including children killed in attack on buses by suspected jihadists in northern Kenya

Six people, including children killed in attack on buses by suspected jihadists in northern Kenya

At least six people, including children , were killed in an attack on buses in the county of Mandera in northern Kenya. The gunmen opened fire on the first bus, which failed to stop, and then on the second one which resulted in the casualties.

"Police on the scene have found six persons shot dead," said police chief Joseph Boinnet. "The hunt for the terrorists is under way."

Boinnet said two people were also injured. It was unclear whether the casualties were civilians or police officer guards aboard the buses.

The early morning ambush happened near El Wak in Mandera county, an impoverished rural part of the country where similar deadly attacks in the past have been claimed by the Somali-led Al-Qaeda group, the Shabaab.

A similar raid in December 2015 left two people dead, after Muslim passengers shielded their Christian fellows.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
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