Early morning raid comes a little more than two weeks before US President Obama is due to make his first presidential visit to Kenya.
NAIROBI – Shebab militants killed at least 14 people in northern Kenya on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of attacks in the east African nation by the Somali-led Islamists.
The attack occurred just outside the town of Mandera in Kenya’s far northeastern region, which borders Ethiopia and war-torn Somalia.
The Islamist group said on Tuesday it was behind the gun attack.
“We are behind the Mandera attack. We killed over 10 Kenyan Christians,” Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, the group’s military operations spokesman, said. “This is part of our ongoing operations against Kenya.”