Al-Shabab Attacks Ambulance Carrying Pregnant Woman (PHOTOS)

  • A wreckage of the Ambulance
    A wreckage of the Ambulance
  • An ambulance rushing a pregnant woman to the hospital was on Tuesday night, December 29, attacked by extremist Alshabab terrorists - leaving one person dead. 

    The extremists laid ambush on an ambulance transporting an expectant Kenyan woman and her husband to the hospital. 

    Photographs seen by and taken by security officers at the scene showed the ambulance was extensively destroyed during the attack. At the time of the attack, the vehicle was carrying 4 people. 

    Inside the ambulance wreckage
    Inside the ambulance wreckage

    The bandits killed the husband on the spot before turning the ambulance into a shell of itself.

    A nurse and the ambulance driver sustained injuries and have been rushed to Elwak sub-county referral hospital in Mandera County for treatment and recuperation. 

    The expectant mother has been rushed to Elwak Referral hospital in Mandera where reports say she has given birth to a bouncing baby boy. 

    The terrorists further destroyed a telecommunication mast in another area of Mandera county known as Shiir Shir. 

    The ruined gate that houses the telecommunication masts
    The ruined gate that houses the telecommunication masts
    Damaged Safaricom telecommunication equipment
    Damaged Safaricom telecommunication equipment

    On December 21, Al Shabaab militia members abducted and beheaded a government officer from Wajir. 

    Omar Adan Buul, who was the Assistant Chief for Gumarey Sub Location in Wajir County, was brutally murdered and his severed head placed on the side of a road.

    On December 2, the militants laid siege on an armory at the Amuma Patrol Base leaving one police officer injured. 

    The patrol base is located in Fafi, Garissa County with the heavily armed militants of unknown number storming in at dawn and opened fire.

    In the  week before the attack, Garissa University terror attack suspect Rashid Mberesero had reportedly committed suicide inside Kamiti Maximum Prison.

    On December 15, Al Shabaab insurgents razed down a police station and staff houses constructed using taxpayer's money in Borehole 11 area of Mandera County.

    On December 27, Officers from the Kenyan Defence Forces (KDF) Special Forces gunned down four suspected Al Shabaab militants in a raid conducted in Boni Forest, Lamu County.

    The officers further recovered communication equipment and loads of ammunition belonging to the militia during the morning raid. 

    The border region has borne the brunt of repeated attacks from the militants.

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