Al-Shabaab Wants to Kidnap Healthworkers to Aid Its Agenda

At least 11 people have been abducted in Mandera by suspected Al-Shabaab militants in the past year, according to security records. The militant group is reportedly targeting medics, teachers and security officers as a way of beefing up its pool of professionals and gathering intelligence.

Kenyan soldiers patrolling Kotile village on the border of Lamu and Garissa counties and towards Somalia (file photo).

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