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Friday, February 25, 2011

Thousands flee fighting near Kenya-Somalia border town

Capital FM radio

February 25, 2011 Dalkayaga@gmail.com


Thousands of families are fleeing Mandera town [in northeastern Kenya] following intense fighting that has been going on at the Kenya-Somalia border since Wednesday night.


Reports from Mandera indicate that schools, government offices and hospitals have been closed because of the fighting.

Yesterday morning eight people were struck by bullets fired by militiamen who have been fighting AU troops on the Somalia side. A bomb was also hurled at the Mandera District but no-one was hurt because it landed on an open field.

A councillor, who spoke to Capital Beat from Mandera said although no physical attacks have occurred in Mandera, residents are worried over stray ammunition.

Fourteen AU soldiers flown from Mogadishu are still admitted to hospital in Mombasa where they are receiving treatment.

Military spokesman Bogita Ongeri has told Capital News Beat that they have enhanced security at the border towns to ensure Al-Shabab fighters do not cross over into Kenya.

 
 
 

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