Kenya : manhunt ongoing after 2 teachers got killed

Security officers carry the body of a teacher killed at Arabia Boys Secondary School after suspected al Shabaab militants threw an explosive device at a teacher's house in Mandera county, Kenya October 10, 2018. Photo : Reuters

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Kenyan security forces Wednesday intensified hunt for more than 20 militants who raided a local school in the country’s border region, killing two teachers.

Mandera County Commissioner Kutswa Olaka said over 20 assailants believed to be al-Shabab militants raided the teachers’ quarters in Arabia Boys Secondary School, Mandera County, about 1 kilometer away from the Kenya-Somalia border.

“The attackers hurled an improvised explosive device (IED) into one of the two blocks housing non-local teachers, consequently killing two of them,” said Olaka.

He said security officers have launched a hunt for the attackers and more personnel from the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), the Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU), the General Service Unit (GSU), and the Kenya Police have been deployed to the area to reinforce security.

The government administrator said the four Kenya Police Reservists who guard the school engaged the attackers who unfortunately overwhelmed them and fled as more reinforcements were being marshaled into the scene.

Security in Mandera remains volatile with the militia who cross over from their neighboring country responsible for the numerous attacks that have rocked the area.

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