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Bus Full of Passengers Hits a Bomb

  • A bus full of passengers on Wednesday, March 24, overturned after hitting a roadside bomb set on Arabia Road in Mandera County.

    Following the incident, three individuals have been confirmed dead and several others injured.

    Photos taken from the incident showed the injured on the ground with the bus roof ripped off and windows shuttered by the impact of the improvised explosive device (IED).

    A Mandera-bound bus overturns after hitting an Improvised Explosive Device on Wednesday, March 24.

    A Mandera-bound bus overturns after hitting an Improvised Explosive Device on Wednesday, March 24.

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    The bus is said to have been heading from Lafey to Mandera town when the unfortunate incident took place.

    Mandera Governor Ali Roba has confirmed the incident. Police fear that the number of casualties reported may increase.

    Those injured are receiving treatment from the Mandera County Referral Hospital. 

    The incident came days after security agents after al Shabaab militants were repulsed trying to attack a police camp in Elram area, Elwak, Mandera County.

    The militants had shot  several times towards the local Anti-Stock Theft Unit (ASTU) camp which prompted a response from security agents.

    An official from the area indicated that such instances had become common.

    “They on regular basis target the security camps to provoke a war. We know some remnants are operating in this area and still hunting them,” an officer stated.

    A Mandera-bound bus overturns after hitting an Improvised Explosive Device on Wednesday, March 24.

    A Mandera-bound bus overturns after hitting an Improvised Explosive Device on Wednesday, March 24.

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