By Uganda Online Media Correspondent
Nine people were killed and at least 13 injured after a matatu they were traveling in ran over an improvised explosive device (IED) in Mandera on Monday morning.
The passenger vehicle was plying the Mandera-Arabia road.
One suspect has been arrested in connection with the explosion.
Confirming the arrest, North Eastern region police boss Bunei Rono said the unnamed individual was being questioned by detectives.
According to the police, the attack was carried out by a suspected Al-Shabaab militia group.
“On Monday, January 31, 2022, around seven in the morning a civilian vehicle plying Mandera-Arabia road was attacked with an IED. It happened approximately 8kms from Mandera town. The attackers numbering around six then reinforced the IED attack with AK47 rifles. A GSU patrol team which was on foot and close to the area responded immediately” reads the police statement.
A similar incident happened in the same location last year in March 2021, after a bus ran over an IED killing several people dead.