Police officer killed, two Cuban doctors kidnapped in northeastern Kenya

File Photo

UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Unidentified gunmen killed a police officer and kidnapped two Cuban doctors in the northeastern city of Mandira, Kenya’s KTN News and the Daily Nation reported on Friday.

The attackers took the two doctors away after the officer was shot, the newspaper said.

KTN reported that police suspected the two doctors and their kidnappers, believed to be members of al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab, had traveled to Somalia.

In the past, Mandera has been the scene of repeated attacks in which scores of civilians and security personnel were killed.

Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for most of these attacks.

Al Shabaab is fighting to overthrow Somalia’s central government and establish its own rule based on its strict interpretation of Islamic law.

It is also carrying out repeated attacks in Kenya, mostly in the area bordering Somalia, to pressure the Kenyan government to withdraw its troops from Somalia.

This article is written and prepared by our foreign editors writing for VOP from different countries around the world – edited and published by VOP staff in our newsroom.

Our Standards, Terms of Use: Standard Terms And Conditions.

Online:

Support The VOP from as little as $1 – it only takes a minute. Thank you.

We are the Voice of People — the only funding and support we get from people – we are categorically not funded by any political party, any government somewhere or from any grouping that supports certain interests – the only support that makes VOP possible came from you.

[give_form id=”42307″]

VOP Today News — Breaking news source, real-time coverage of the world’s events, life, politics, business, finance, economy, markets, war and conflict zones.

Contact us: voiceofpeopletoday@gmail.com

Stay connected with VOP Today News on Twitter – VOP Today News on Facebook, also with our online services http://j.mp/2hDUK4x and never lost the breaking news stories happening around the world.