A group of Muslim bus passengers protected a group of Christians in an attack perpetrated last Monday, December 21st, when the Somali sect Al Shabaab boarded a bus in the Kenyan city of Mandera, according to the witnesses’ reports.
About ten militiamen entered into the bus and ordered the Muslim passengers to move away from the Christians, in order to be able to target them. “But we stayed together”, has explained Abdi Mahmoud, a passenger of the bus, to Reuters.
Facing the Muslims’ negative, the terrorists threatened to shoot them. “But still we refused to move and stayed with our brothers”, says Mahmoud.
“Finally, they gave up and left, but warned us that they would come back”, continues the witness. In fact, they opened fire against the bus, killing two people and wounding more passengers.
“Some Christian enemies died and some others were hurt”, the terrorist group’s military spokesman, Seij Abdiasis Abu Musab, stated to the British news agency.
Al Shabaab has often carried out random attacks against the Kenyan population, but sometimes they decide to differentiate between Muslims and Christians in order to “punish” only this last group.
The Somali jihadists’ attacks aim the Kenyan troops to withdraw from the regional mission that works to expel them from this country.
Source: ABC (in Spanish)