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Kenya official: Al-Shabab kills 6 in Kenya border town

Kenya army personnel guard the residential plot in Mandera northern Kenya, Thursday, Oct,6, 2016.The governor of the Kenya-Somalia border county of Mandera says 6 people died in an attack by suspected Islamic extremists. Governor Ali Roba militants attacked a residential plot around the area of Bulla public works early on Thursday. (AP Photo)

Kenya army personnel guard the residential plot in Mandera northern Kenya, Thursday, Oct,6, 2016.The governor of the Kenya-Somalia border county of Mandera says 6 people died in an attack by suspected Islamic extremists. Governor Ali Roba militants attacked a residential plot around the area of Bulla public works early on Thursday. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

The governor of the Kenya-Somalia border county of Mandera says 6 people died in an attack by suspected Islamic extremists.

Governor Ali Roba militants attacked a residential plot around the area of Bulla public works early on Thursday.

Roba says the militants were targeting 33 non-Muslims residing in a residential block. Roba says a timely response by security forces ensured that lives were saved.

Kenya has experienced a wave of attacks from Somali-based extremists and al-Qaida's affiliate in the region, al-Shabab.