Al-Shabaab killed 12 people and injured many more in an attack on a guest house in Mandera, Kenya, earlier today.

From Thomson Reuters Foundation

Attackers kill 12 in Kenyan guesthouse blast near Somali border

Attackers blew up part of a hotel in northeastern Kenya, killing at least 12 people on Tuesday, in a raid claimed by al Shabaab militants from neighbouring Somalia.

The group said it had set out to kill non-Muslims in Kenya’s Mandera area – the scene of numerous assaults by the fighters seeking to overthrow Somalia’s Western-backed government and punish Kenya for sending in soldiers to oppose it.

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