MANDERA (Xinhua) --
Suspected Al-Shabaab militants on Thursday
hijacked a Kenyan government vehicle in the border town of Elwak
in Mandera country.
Commissioner Fredrick Shisia said the militants later drove the
Kenya Power vehicle toward Somalia border with driver who they
later dumped on the way unharmed.
“The unknown two men
armed with two pistols ambushed the driver before taking control
of the vehicle,” Shisia said.
He said the police
are still pursing the attackers who are believed to have crossed
into Somalia with the vehicle. “
"The police responded immediately
after the ambush,” Shisia said.
Security in Mandera
region which borders Somalia remains volatile with the militia
who crossed over from their neighboring country responsible for
the numerous attacks that have rocked the area.
operations have sown terror across Somalia and Kenya in recent
years, have carried out several attacks in Elwak area in the
past two years.
Shisia said more
border patrol will be intensified along the Kenya-Somalia border
to prevent the Al-Qaida-linked insurgents who are fleeing
Somalia from entering into the country.