12 people have reportedly been killed and four others injured following an Al Shabaab attack on a hotel in Mandera town early Tuesday morning.
The militants are said to have planted explosives including grenades at the Bisharo Lodge which was at the time hosting several non-locals.
According to a report by the Nation, there was a heavy gun battle in the overnight onslaught which caused panic in the area.
Confirming the 2am incident, Mandera East OCPD Ezekiel Sing’oe noted that among the 12 who were killed, 10 were visiting for set book performances in Mandera schools.
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