Mandera in tight spot as Somalia's unease spills over

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KDF troops in Mandera town last April. 

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • For the second month in a row, Al-Qaeda linked terror group, Al-Shabaab, has continued to carry out attacks targeting security agencies, civil servants and telecommunication masts.
  • Early in January, Mandera Governor Ali Roba warned that a serious security crisis is unfolding in the county due to undeterred operations by the terror group.

Mandera’s residents find themselves between a hard place and a rock following sustained terror activities in the far-flung county.

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