Al-Shabab kill six in Kenya

Suspected al-Shabab militants have killed at least six people in an attack in north-east Kenya, the regional governor said.

Ali Roba, governor of Mandera County, said one person had also been seriously injured in the attack.

But security guards had been able to save 27 other people present at the public works site, he said.

Kenya’s Daily Nation says the attack targeted “non-locals”.

Militants have carried out frequent attacks on the Mandera region, which borders Somalia. They target people who are not from the local area and security forces, Kenyan papers say.

Kenya’s The Standard said the attack happened in the early hours of Thursday at a residential plot in Bulla public works.

Attackers used a grenade to break in and then shot at those inside, it reported, citing police.