KENYA: BODIES OF MANDERA TERROR ATTACK VICTIMS IDENTIFIED

Six bodies of those killed in an attack suspected to have been carried out by the Al Shabaab militants from Somalia have been positively identified.

National Disaster Operation Centre Deputy Director Pius Masai says the government will foot the bill for the victims of the Wednesday night attack.

The victims were killed when the militants stormed a residential area mainly housing non locals in Mandera county.

Friends and family flocked Chiromo mortuary to identify the six bodies of Kenyans killed in the attack that occurred two days ago in Mandera County.

National Disaster Operation Centre Deputy Director Pius Masai promised government assistance to the family of those killed.

Masai says among those who lost their lives were three quarry workers, two employees of a Non Governmental Organization and a barber.

Masai announced that the government will foot the hospital bill for the injured and assist the families of the deceased in burial arrangements.

The distraught relatives urged the government to make sure those who committed the heinous act brought to book.

On Wednesday night, heavily armed attackers raided a residential plot in Bulla public works, Mandera Town while the tenants were asleep.

The militants were reportedly targeting non locals, however, authorities say that the intervention by security officers saved 25 others.

Attackers used a grenade to break in and then shot at those inside, authorities say.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK