MALINDI( Halbeeg News)– Five people sustained injuries after suspected Al-shabab fighters attacked a busy shopping center in Kilifi county. Reports indicate that the attackers also kidnapped Italian student who was volunteering in the town.
The assailants raided a market in Makongeni sub location located 80 kilometers West of Malindi district on Tuesday.
Speaking to Nation Media, the residents in the areas said heavily armed gunmen attacked Kalu village and started opening fire indiscriminately.
“They then kidnapped the young Italian lady, who works as a volunteer in the area,” said a local who requested anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter.
The kidnapped Italian woman was working with Africa Milele Onlus, a non-governmental organization as volunteer.
The security forces of Kenya reached the crime scene after the assailants escaped from the area.