4 people killed in suspected Alshabab attack at a quarry in Mandera.

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Photo Courtesy:4 people killed in suspected Alshabab attack at a quarry in Mandera south

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.