Nairobi, Kenya, Oct 6, 2016 / 23:55 pm
A deadly attack on Christians in northeast Kenya was intended to drive them out of the region, a radio station run by the militant Islamist group al-Shabab has claimed.
The group said that its militants were behind a grenade and gun attack on a residential block in the town of Mandera, when people were sleeping, BBC News reports. The attack killed six people.
The group said via radio that the attack happened as planned and was aimed at Christians. A spokesman for the group told the BBC that the group wanted non-Muslims to leave areas it regards as Muslim.
Militants also attacked a telecommunications site, according to Mandera County commissioner Fredrick Shiswa, who said this was a diversion from the attack on the neighborhood.