Mandera IED Blast Kills 10, Injures Scores

Ten people have reportedly been killed and a number injured after a matatu they were traveling in ran over an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Mandera County on Monday.

Media reports show that the incident occured on the Arabia-Mandera Highway on Monday morning. The matatu was ferrying an unknown number of passengers to Mandera town.

Eyewitnesses, who spoke to the media, said the number of fatalities may increase because many of the survivors suffered serious injuries.

North Eastern new regional commander George Seda said eight people were seriously injured.

The police boss confirmed that security teams have been deployed to pursue perpetrators suspected to be members of terror group Al-Shabaab.



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