– Several people are feared dead in an al-Shabaab attack on Mandera town

– The gunmen are said to have attacked a hotel at the center of the town

Scores are feared dead in late night attack by al-Shabaab militants on Mandera kenya town.The heavily armed militants are said to have raided a hotel at the center of the town.The attack is reported to have occurred at around 2 AM on Tuesday, October 25.A local resident who spoke to TUKO.co.ke on phone said they heared heavy gunfire coming from the Rhamu stage area located at the center of Mandera town.The heavy gunfire and loud explosions believed to be bombs forced residents to hide under their beds with children and women heard screaming.

Mandera County Police Commander Job Boronjo confirmed the attack with hotel attacked identified as Bisharo hotel near the busy Rhamu stage in Mandera.

“We are monitoring the situation. My officers are on the ground. We will give the details when the day breaks” Boronjo said.

The number of those killed or injured is yet to be confirmed by authorities with locals claiming the number of those killed are more than ten.