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Suspected al-Shabaab set ablaze construction equipment in Mandera

Two security men who were manning a construction site in Mandera escaped unhurt after unknown suspected members of al-Shabaab blew up the area on Sunday, December 22.

by Asher Omondi Dec 23rd · 1 min read

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- Unknown number of al-Shabaab sympathisers raided Mandera-Lafey road construction site at dawn- Police commander Mohamed Birik confirmed the militants burnt equipment valued at about KSh 39 million- Two security guards at the scene managed to escaped unhurt upon terror invasionTwo security men who were manning a construction site in Mandera escaped unhurt after unknown suspected members of al-Shabaab blew up the area on Sunday, December 22.The outgoing North Eastern Regional Commissioner Mohamed Birik confirmed the militants raided the site at dawn and set ablaze several equipment valued at about KSh 39 million.READ ALSO: Makau Mutua, Dida say it's immoral to name learning institute after Ruto The militants raided the site at dawn and set ablaze several equipment valued at about KSh 39 million. Photo: The Standard.Source: UGCREAD ALSO: Kamba ya mauti inayotumiwa na wavuvi Ziwa Victoria ni dhahabu, ng'amua ukweli Although the construction on Mandera-Arabia-Lafey road had stalled, the security personnel were stationed to guard an excavator, flat roller machine, shift foot roller and a pressure pump.Birik said no arrest has been made even as his team launched investigation to bring to book perpetrators who managed to escape.Al-Shabab members in past function. The terror group continues to cause destruction and loss of life in North Eastern. Photo: BBC Africa.Source: UGCWhen police officers visited the scene, they stumbled on a mobile phone, a wallet containing national identity card bearing name of Hassan Ahmed Muhumed. The development came barely 20 days after the terror group attacked al-Madina bus between Kutulo and Wargadud on its way to Mandera county with unknown number of passengers.A local teacher was allegedly involved in the planning and execution of the heinous act.The terror group attacked al-Madina bus between Kutulo and Wargadud on its way to Mandera county. Photo: Daily Nation.Source: UGCOn December 5, the US government placed KSh 500 million bounty on the head of an American citizen Jehad Serwan Mostafa who is said to be behind weapon supply to the al-Shabab. "We believe this defendant is the highest-ranking US citizen fighting overseas with a terrorist organisation. Al-Shabaab's reign of terror threatens US national security, our international allies and innocent civilians. Today we seek the public's assistance in capturing Mostafa and disrupting Al-Shabaab,"the top federal prosecutor in southern California. Do you have a hot story or scandal you would like us to publish, please reach us through news@tuko.co.ke or WhatsApp: 0732482690 and Telegram: Tuko news. My Spanish husband calls me a monkey, wants to take my children from me | Tuko TV Subscribe to watch new videos

last updated: 2019-12-23@22:12