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At Least 10 Killed in Kenya as Vehicle Runs over Explosive

Mon 31 Jan 2022 | 06:09 PM
Omnia Ahmed

At least 10 people were killed in Kenya after their vehicle ran over an explosive device on a highway Monday morning.

North Eastern regional commander George Seda said the blast took place outside Mandera town. A local official in northeastern Kenya stated that it was not clear how many people were in the vehicle.

Witnesses pointed out that the toll could rise because others had serious injuries.

Police suspect the explosive device was placed by al-Shabab extremists operating in the area after crossing from nearby Somalia.

The group is often blamed for such attacks in the border region, targeting both security forces and civilians.

A police report on Monday's blast said the attackers fled toward the border.