One person dead, dozens injured in fresh inter-clan fighting in Mandera
Mandera, Kenya: At least one person was killed and dozens wounded in fresh inter-clan fighting in Rhamu district, Mandera North Constituency.
The fighting pitied Degodia and Garre clans and has displaced tens of locals who have sought refuge at government buildings.
Mandera senator Billow Kerrow said the fighting started Friday night when armed men attacked the town and injured three people.
“Last night (Saturday), they attacked a truck entering the town and killed one person, injuring three others,” Kerrow said.
He added the fighting continued for the better part of Sunday leaving several wounded and others displaced.
“This morning, they started a heavy artillery attack from three sides on the town from 6 am, and is still going on.”
Locals who called the newsroom said there was heavy gunfight between the two sides amid fears of high casualties.
Police stayed at a distance as the fighting intensified between the two clans. The officers said they were yet to access the affected areas to check on the casualties.