Mandera Governor’s convoy attacked,three dead


At least three people, including two policemen, died on Friday in an attack on Mandera County Governor Ali Roba’s convoy along the Mandera-Arabia road.

A former chairman of Mandera County Council was also killed after two vehicles in the convoy were hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. Seven other people were injured in the attack, with some in critical condition.

The attackers fired a bazooka at the convoy and hit one of the vehicles on the road between Nafey and Imo.

The governor’s vehicle had already passed the area and he was safe. He was on his way to Wargadud for a function.

The attack happened a few kilometres from Arabia, where 28 people travelling in a bus were killed by Al-Shabaab terrorists on November 22, 2014.

This is not the first time Mr Roba’s motorcade has been attacked.

In October last year, his bodyguard was injured in an attack on his motorcade.

Mr Roba was heading to his Mandera Town office in a convoy of four vehicles when an improvised explosive device went off, damaging one of the vehicles.

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