6 killed in Kenya as al-Shabab claims to target Christians

NAIROBI, Kenya - Suspected Islamic extremists killed six people in an attack in northern Kenya near the border with Somalia, an official said Thursday, while the al-Shabab extremist group claimed it had targeted Christians.

The gunmen targeted 33 non-Muslims living in a residential block but security forces' quick response saved other lives, Mandera County Governor Ali Roba said in a statement. He said the attack occurred near the Bulla area in the early morning.

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