2 dead as gunmen open fire killing university staff

Lester Mason
October 10, 2017

In Kenya, in the coastal Kwale district, an unidentified man on Tuesday, October 10, opened fire on vehicles carrying students of Technical University of Mombasa.

The two female staffers were travelling back to the university aboard the institution's vehicle together with two police officers when they were ambushed a short distance from the campus. Joseph Chebusit, a police spokesman, said the gunmen may have had accomplices monitoring the convoy's progress along the road before opening fire on a van at the front of the convoy that was carrying university staff.

The gunmen have not been identified, but Kieng says al-Shabab militants are suspected to be involved.

"As a result two ladies who are staff of TUM were killed in the van".

Regional police commander Larry Kieng said the assailants sprayed a private auto with the bullets, killing the two from the Technical University of Mombasa on the spot.

Kieng said the injured police officers managed to repulse the motorbike-riding attackers who had targeted to rob their rifles.

Although al Shabaab is yet to claim responsibility for the attack, the ambush has all the hallmarks of the Somalia-based group whose gunmen frequently carry out attacks along the Kenya-Somali border and at the Coast.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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