Mandera cops on high alert after al Shabaab attack Somali military base

Police and military officers are on high alert in Mandera Town following a dawn attack at Bullahawa Somali military camp. Al Shabaab hit the camp which is located just four Kilometers away from the town.

The officers are on standby to avert a spillover from the fighting that started at 5 am. Northeastern regional coordinator Mohamud Saleh said the militants want to take over the base.

Locals on Monday morning said they could hear explosions and gunshots from the Somalia side.

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