Gunmen in Kenya kill two in attack on university bus
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/10/17, 10:48 am
Gunmen on Tuesday killed two female employees of a technical university south of Mombasa, Kenya, in a suspected extremist attack. Area police chief Joseph Chebusit told Reuters the attack began as a bus returned students and university staff back to campus in the town of Ukunda. “Armed men numbering about 10 emerged from the bushes and started firing at the van in front,” Chebusit said. The driver and two police officers sustained injuries, he said. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. In 2015, al-Shabaab militants killed 148 people, mostly students, when they attacked Garissa University in eastern Kenya. Somali-based al-Shabaab repeatedly targeted Kenya after the country sent troops to Somalia to boost efforts to combat the group’s insurgency.
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Onize is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Abuja, Nigeria.