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Gunmen hit Mandera in night attack

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TUESDAY OCTOBER 25 2016 
 Mandera Police Commander Job Boronjo. He confirmed reports of heavy gun battle reported overnight Monday, October 24, 2016, in Mandera Town in what is suspected to be an attack by Al-Shabaab militants. FILE PHOTO | MANASE OTSIALO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 
In Summary
·         Mr Boronjo said they are yet to get details of death or injuries as it was still dark in the area.
·         Unconfirmed reports indicated that a lodge in Mandera was hit by Al-Shabaab and a number of locals killed and others injured.
By MANASE OTSIALO
By LUCAS BARASA
Suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen attacked Mandera Town, with heavy gun battle reported overnight.
Mandera County Police Commander Job Boronjo Tuesday morning confirmed there was an attack but said they are yet to get details of death or injuries as it was still dark in the area.
"We are monitoring the situation. My officers are on the ground. We will give the details when the day breaks" Mr Boronjo said from Garissa where he is attending an official meeting.
However, unconfirmed reports indicated that a lodge in Mandera was hit by Al-Shabaab and a number of locals killed and others injured.
Asked on exact place of the attack Mr Boronjo said on phone "Lets not go into details for now please. Lets wait for update as the day breaks."


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