Police detonate yet another Mandera explosive
17 October 2014, 12:31
Nairobi - Police have detonated an explosive in Mandera, a few days after one went off and nearly injured the Governor Ali Roba.
The explosive was detected by a member of public Friday morning, after which bomb experts arrived and detonated it, to the relief of area residents and security personnel.
The incident took place just a few metres from the point where Governor Roba was attacked Wednesday and a part of his convoy damaged.
An aide was injured in the Wednesday attack.
Friday's though was an indication of the increased nature of terror attacks and even though it was quickly cleared within two hours of the spot by the member of the public, it still raised fears of further attacks in the area.
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Police sources still had no idea who were behind the attacks Friday morning.
" We are still conducting investigations into the matter. We still do not know who is behind the bombs and why they are so," a police source that did not want to be named told News24.
Governor Roba was also not available for comment.
Mandera has seen a number of grenade and IED attacks in the last one year, claiming a number of lives in the process. Governor Roba has also twice been targeted by the attackers in the past.
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