Al-Shabaab kills Government official

Members of the outlawed militia group have executed a government official in...

Police officers stand by dead bodies after an attack by Islamist militants from the Somali group al Shabaab in Mandera, Kenya, October 6, 2016.

Members of the outlawed militia group Al-Shabaab on Monday night attacked Omar Jillo location near Mandera Town and killed a chief.

According to reports, the terrorists ambushed officers in the area and also abducted two Kenya Police Reservists (KPR) before escaping towards Somalia.

An officer who spoke on condition of anonymity stated that the chief was shot six tiimes.

"They raided the chief's home and shot him six times at around 10 pm," the officer disclosed.

North Eastern regional coordinator Mohamud Saleh said that the chief could have been targeted because of his work.

“He was a very active chief. He was good in his work and we don’t know if that is why he was targeted," Saleh stated.

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