ICC Note: Kenyan Muslims have protected Christians during an al-Shabaab attack on a bus in the Mandera region near the Somali border. Extremist Muslim militants attacked the bus and insisted that Christians and Muslims separate into small groups. This was the tactic that the terrorists used during the April 2 massacre of 148 people at Garissa University College where mostly Christians died. This time, in a show of solidarity, the Muslims on the bus protected the Christians, telling the attackers to “kill them together, or leave them alone.” Two people were killed in the attack.
12/21/15 Mandera, Kenya (BBC) – They told the militants “to kill them together or leave them alone”, a local governor told Kenyan media.
At least two people were killed in the attack, near the north-eastern village of El Wak on the Somali border.
The Somali based al-Shabab group is the main suspect for the attack.
It has not said if it was responsible, but often carries out attacks in Kenya’s north-east.
The bus was travelling from the capital Nairobi to the town of Mandera.