Al Shabaab attacks village in Kenya’s Garissa
NAIROBI – Al Shabaab militants attacked a village in the northeastern Kenyan county of Garissa, the ministry of interior said on Friday.
The Somalia-based al Shabaab group, which has carried out frequent attacks in Kenya in recent years to try to force Nairobi to pull its troops out of Somalia, struck a university in the same area last month, killing 148 people.
A ministry statement said the militants entered Yumbis village, 70 km (45 miles) north of Garissa town, on Thursday evening.
“Security forces swiftly mobilized and engaged the militants in a gun battle. No casualties were reported,” the ministry said.
Kenya’s tourism industry, a top foreign exchange earner, has borne the brunt of the attacks, as worried tourists cancel their bookings. – Reuters