The Somali extremist group Shabab claimed responsibility Tuesday for an attack that killed at least 12 non-Muslims sleeping in a hotel in the northern town of Mandera near the Somali border.
The attack on Bishaaro Guest House was part of a campaign to kill “unbelievers” in Kenya, the Islamist group said. Shabab, affiliated with Al Qaeda, claimed 15 were killed, while authorities put the toll at 12.
The attackers reportedly used explosives to blow open the metal front doors of the hotel before bursting in and shooting the victims.
Hours later, the group claimed responsibility for another major attack within Somalia when a suicide bomber with a...