Al-Shabaab-krigere gikk til angrep på en buss i det nordlige Kenya. Det var 60 passasjerer på bussen. De som ikke kunne resitere vers fra Koranen, ble tvunget til å legge seg ned før de ble skutt gjennom hodet.
The bus was travelling to the capital, Nairobi, when it was stopped in Mandera county, near the Somali border.
After taking it off the road, gunmen separated out those they thought were non-Muslim before killing them, officials said.
One official told Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper that assailants had asked passengers to read out verses of the Koran, before executing those who failed.
Al-Shabaab har gjennomført flere slik terrorangrep mot sivilbefolkningen. Den føler seg overlatt av sentrale myndigheter, akkurat som i Nigeria.
After the attack, a local official quoted by Kenyan media said the government had failed to answer their pleas for extra security.
«This place has been prone to attacks,» county official Abdullahi Abdirahman, told The Daily Nation. «This is not the first time the government has totally ignored us, and you can now see the how many innocent precious lives have been lost.»
The attack comes after a week of heightened tension in the coastal city of Mombasa, which has suffered a series of al-Shabab attacks.
Security forces raided mosques in the city, saying they were being used to store weapons. The raids triggered apparent revenge attacks by Muslim youths.