NAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife)– Somalia-based Islamist group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility Saturday, November 22, for killing 28 Christians traveling on a bus in northeast Kenya.
The bus carrying 60 passengers was on its way to Nairobi, the capital, when it was ambushed in Mandera County early Saturday, according to militants and witnesses.
Gunmen reportedly waved down the bus before spraying it with bullets when it did not stop. They then shot a rocket-propelled grenade at the vehicle, before commandeering the bus off the road, survivors said.
The militants were seen ordering passengers to leave the vehicle before separating the travelers into Muslims and non-Muslims.
Passengers said militants then ordered the non-Muslims to reboard the bus.
When the bus got stuck in the mud, some ten militants reportedly gathered the prisoners outside before carrying out the executions. They then fled to Somalia.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service – Religious Freedom Coalition –