Shabab, an Islamic terror group affiliated with al-Qaeda, went on a killing spree in one Kenyan town near the Somalian border, murdering 12 who were sleeping at the Bishaaro Guest House simply because they didn’t hold the same Muslim faith as the terrorists.
The Los Angeles Times reported at least some of those killed were teachers.
From the newspaper’s account:
“The Somali extremist group Shabab claimed responsibility Tuesday for an attack that killed at least 12 non-Muslims sleeping in a hotel in the northern town of Mandera near the Somali border.
“The attack on Bishaaro Guest House was part of a campaign to kill “unbelievers” in Kenya, the Islamist group said. Shabab, affiliated with Al Qaeda, claimed 15 were killed, while authorities put the toll at 12.
“The attackers reportedly used explosives to blow open the metal front doors of the hotel before bursting in and shooting the victims. …
“The victims in the Mandera guest house attack included 11 men and one woman. Ten of those killed in the early hours of the morning were teachers from other parts of Kenya, in Mandera to stage plays for students about books that have been set as part of the high school curriculum, local officials told Kenyan media.”
More from the religion of peace, apparently.
And that wasn’t the terror group’s only murderous deed during the same time frame.
Again, the Los Angeles Times reports:
“Hours later, the group claimed responsibility for another major attack within Somalia when a suicide bomber with a truck carrying explosives slammed into the gate of a military base of the U.N.-funded African forces fighting Shabab, AMISOM.
“The base in Beledweyne, north of the capital, Mogadishu, was occupied by soldiers from Djibouti, an important U.S. ally in the volatile Horn of Africa. Gunmen then attacked the base, a strategy successfully used in past attacks, including an attack against Kenyan forces in El Ade, southern Somalia, in January, which killed some 180 soldiers, Kenya’s worst military loss.”