Two Christians killed in Al-Shabaab attack in Kenya
On the 11th of March 2020, two Christians were killed and another one abducted when Al-Shabaab militants attacked two vehicles on the road between Elwak and Mandera in north-eastern Kenya.
While speaking with International Christian Concern, a Mandera security officer confirmed, “The attackers were looking for non-local passengers travelling from Nairobi in order to kill them. The current trend of terror activity in Mandera confirms that. They abducted the only Christian on the bus, the mechanic, and allowed the others to continue with their journey.”
During the second attack, which took place an hour later in the same location, two non-local medical hauliers were killed and their truck was burned. The security officer confirmed to ICC that the “two non-locals, [the] driver and his assistant, had been killed by shooting and their bodies [were] dumped on the roadside.”
Kenya has witnessed six terror attacks targeting vehicles in the last four months, leading to the deaths of 21 Christians. On the 6th of December, 2019, 11 non-local individuals were killed when al-Shabaab attacked a passenger bus in Wajir. In total, ten Christians have been killed in the region from different terror activities in 2020 alone.