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At least five passengers have been killed and many others wounded when their matatu ran over a bomb set on the road along Arabia-Mandera highway.

The matatu was ferrying an unknown number of passengers to Mandera Town when it ran over an Improvised Explosive Devise.

Witnesses said the death toll may rise because the victims had serious injuries. Police said at least eight other passengers were seriously injured in the incident.

Police suspect the explosion was set up by Al-Shabaab militants operating in the area after crossing the porous Kenya-Somalia border. This is the latest incident to happen in the region. 

It came after a terror warning issued by various western governments including France, USA and the Dutch lapsed.

The foreign governments warned attacks would happen at the weekend but Kenya denied any knowledge saying they had ramped up operations to tame any such plans.

Al-Shabaab terrorists have been attacking places in the region especially in Mandera and Garissa counties after breaching security zones, which left dozens of civilians and security officials dead and wounded.

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