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ICC Note: Al- Shabaab fighters strongly believe that violence is the way to Islamize their region and make everyone submit to Sharia Law. They constantly persecute non- Muslims because they consider them apostates or infidels, who interfere with their ultimate goal. Unfortunately, many innocents have lost their peace and life for this ideal that Al- Shabaab fighters follow.

05/17/2017, Kenya (Africa News)- Gunmen from Somalia’s al Shabaab militant group burst into a government official’s house in northeast Kenya and shot him dead late on Monday, police and the group said.

Four attackers in military fatigues killed Dekow Abbey Sirat in Mandera county, a territory near Somalia’s border that has seen a string of al Shabaab raids in recent years. A number of his bodyguards also died in the attack, the militants said.

“We suspect the attackers are militants since after the raid they escaped towards Somalia,” Edward Mwamburi, the head of the northeastern regional police force, told Reuters by phone.

Abdiasis Abu Musab, al Shabaab’s military operations spokesman, said: “We killed the Kenyan official in Mandera county. He was our target. Some of his body guards also died and others were injured and we took their weapons.”

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