Kenya blast: 12 reportedly killed in northeastern Mandera
With the help of anti-terrorism police and sniffer dogs, Kenyan police are searching the area of the attack for survivors. (Representative image) Photograph: (AFP)
Twelve people were reportedly killed in an explosion in northeast Kenya on Tuesday, police said.
"We have found 12 bodies so far after we managed to access the building," a senior police official told AFP.
The police believe al-Shabaab militants to be responsible for the attack. al-Shabaab is a terrorist organisation affiliated to al-Qaeda.
A freelance journalist working in Mogadishu who specifically reports on al-Shabaab tweeted that the attack took place at 2:30 am and targeted non-locals in Mandera.
He also said that the death toll could be higher.
The police "are still combing the area with the help of anti-terrorism police and sniffer dogs in the ongoing search and rescue".
(WION with inputs from agencies)