NAIROBI– Two Kenyan teachers were killed on Wednesday when suspected al Shabaab militants threw an explosive device at a teacher’s house in Mandera county near the Somali border, police said.
The teachers were killed in a fire caused by the explosion in the attack at 1 a.m. at Arabia Boys Secondary School, police said on Twitter.
Police reservists guarding the school engaged the attackers who then fled as more reinforcements were mobilized, police said.
The al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab aims to topple Somalia’s U.N.-backed government and impose its own strict interpretation of Islam. They have intensified attacks in Kenya since it sent troops into Somalia in 2011.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK