Three teachers missing following suspected terror attack in Mandera
At least three teachers are missing after a suspected Al Shabaab terrorist attack on a school in Mandera.
According to local officials, the suspected militia stormed Libehiya Primary School at 1 a.m. on Wednesdayand engaged in a shootout with National Police Reservists (NPR).
The three teachers could not be found after they ran in different directions.
The armed militants used rocket-propelled grenades and other explosives to destroy a communication mast in the town of Libehiya.
Meanwhile, in Lafey Sub County, suspected terrorists attacked the Alungu QRU camp at roughly 3 a.m. Wednesday morning with RPGs aimed at the Safaricom communication mast but were repulsed by authorities.
“Two rocket-propelled grenades were fired at Alungu Safaricom mast by persons suspected to be Al-Shabaab terrorists followed by massive gun sounds from AK-47 rifles prompting officers at the camp to move with speed and respond to contain the situation,” the police report said.
According to the police report, officers repulsed the terrorists after approximately an hour of gunfighting. A Safaricom mast and two vehicles had been damaged.
Six bullet holes were found in a vehicle parked near the mast, and bullet holes were found in the driver’s windscreen of a Toyota Land Cruiser.
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