On Thursday night at least four people were killed in what is believed to be an Alshabab attack at a quarry in Mandera south.
33 people were rescued following the Thursday incident.
Confirming the incident Mandera goverment official said that the incident occurred at a place called Shimbir Fatuma, which is about 65 kilometres from the Kenya-Somalia border.
“The incident happened at an area called Shimbir Fatuma which is about 65 kilometres from the insecure Kenya-Somalia border and that miners have been staying in the quarries,” the government official said.
In a similar incident last year two miners were killed by the militia after they had sneaked back to the quarry following a security operation.
On Friday morning a major security operation comprising of the Kenya Defence Forces, Regular Police and police reservists were deployed to search for the attackers, who are believed to have escaped to Somalia.