BREAKING: heavy gunfire and explosions going on in Kenyan village of Omar Jillao

Posted: August 7, 2014 in Kenya News
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Heavy gunfire and explosions reported to have been going on in the outskirts of the North-Eastern Kenyan town of Mandera, at around 10.30 pm local time, residents confirmed to Newsday.

A witness who saw what’s going on around the village of Omar jillao in the outskirts of Mandera county, said he heard heavy gunfire and men shouting ” Allahu Akbar”.

” A Kenyan defense forces camp in the area is attacked by suspected militant group, Al-Shabaab ,” the witness  said.

Newsday couldn’t confirm the identity of the attackers.

Al-Shabaab had targeted the border town on numerous times before, mainly attacking county government premises and security forces.

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