Al Shabab claims anti-Christian attack in Kenya

The Islamic militant group Al Shabab has claimed responsibility for an attack in Mandera, Kenya, in which six Christians died.

The attack was launched in the early hours of October 6, involving gunmen dressed in Kenyan army uniforms who also threw grenades as they stormed a compound known to house migrant Christian workers. Eyewitnesses said the gunmen took care to target non-locals, in the belief that they would be Christians. As the killers fled, it was reported that the left booby-traps for security forces responding to the gunfire, delaying access to the dead and injured.

In its radio message, Al Shabab stated it had targeted “Christianity’s power in the region” in launching its attack.