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Two construction workers shot dead on Dadaab-Garissa road

Saturday June 8, 2024

Mystery surrounds the fatal shooting of two hospital construction workers in Dadaab, Garissa County.

Police said they are investigating the Friday night incident that happened as the workers were at a dispensary under construction.

It is believed the two were killed by al-Shabaab terrorists operating in the area, police said.

They were all non-locals, police who visited the scene said adding they were shot at close range.

The workers had finished the day’s work and were resting in their houses when they were confronted by gunmen at Bogyar trading Centre along the Dadaab-Garissa road.

Police said they are yet to know the motive of the attack.

The bodies were moved to the mortuary pending autopsy and further investigations, police said.

The area is among those facing security challenges due to frequent attacks by al-Shabaab terrorists.

It is near the Kenya-Somalia border. It comes amid ongoing operations to tame the terrorist activities in the region at large.

The government says they have increased operations to address the attacks.

More equipment have also been acquired to enhance the police operations.

The area is near the Kenya-Somalia border which has faced increased cases of terror-related attacks.

Police have also increased their operations in the area thwarting dozens of planned attacks.

A major operation is ongoing in the area to address al-Shabaab-related attacks, which happen because of others, the proximity to the main Kenya-Somalia border.

The terrorists have been attacking places near the Kenyan border by using guns and explosives leaving dozens dead and many injured.

The recent attacks have forced the government to suspend plans to reopen the Kenya-Somalia border.

Somalia has not had a stable government to help in addressing such attacks.


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