A class seven pupil from Mandera County is the latest victim of a terror attack after he sustained injuries in a suspected terror attack at Fino Primary Schools.
As reported by Nation Africa suspected Al-Shabaab militants hurled explosives into the school in Fino where the area member of the county assembly (MCA) Abdimalik Mohamed Ibrahim was addressing teachers and pupils from the school.
The incident is said to have happened at around 6pm on Tuesday evening.
Confirming the incident, Mr. Ibrahim said he was in a meeting with teachers and pupils when explosives were hurled at them.
“It was at about 5.50pm while I was in a meeting at the school when explosives were thrown at us. The pupil who was closer to me was injured,” Mr Ibrahim said.
However, Lafey Deputy County Commissioner Juma Twabara denied reports that a terror incident had happened in his area.
“I am not aware of any terror-related incident in Fino. Nothing has been reported to my office, but we have Special Forces in that area who have a different kind of protocol when reporting on any security incident,” Mr Twabara said.
The pupil was rushed and admitted to Mandera County Referral Hospital with injuries on his left hand.
Mr. Ibrahim said security officers in the area engaged the attackers in a shootout as they ran towards Somalia.