Several people are reported to have been badly injured after a bus in which they were travelling hit an improvised explosive device. The IED is thought to have been placed on the road by Al-Shabaab militants along the road leading to Mandera. The police rushed to the scene to rescue casualties. Three passengers are feared dead in the deadly explosion.
The bus was heading to Mandera town when the incident occurred. It was coming from Lafey Constituency with passengers who were on their routine business trip. The bus' driver did not notice the device. Witnesses said they heard a loud explosion which scared them.
The bus overturned before rolling to the other side of the road. Many passengers were seriously hurt. The police arrived at the scene to aid in the rescue mission. A number of them were in critical conditions while being rushed to the hospital.
The Al-Shabaab menace in the North-Eastern part of Kenya has been a pain in the neck with the KDF Soldiers working around the clock to combat their activities there.
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