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Al-Shabaab claim responsibility for Kenya quarry attack

Somalia's Al Shabaab Islamist group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a Kenyan quarry, which killed 36 workers.

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At least 36 shot dead in suspected al-Shabaab attack in Kenya

Mandera County is outlines in read on the border between Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. Credit: Google Maps

At least 36 quarry workers have been killed in northern Kenya in a suspected attack by al-Shabaab militants, police said.

The workers were ambushed by gunmen in Mandera County, near the border with Somalia.

Police sources claimed non-Muslims were singled out and some were shot, while others were decapitated.

No group has yet claimed responsibility but the attack.

Some 28 people were killed in the area last month when al-Shabaab militants hijacked a Nairobi-bound bus.

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