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Doctors and medical staff help a man injured in the Mander attack, as he arrives to be treated at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya ,Tuesday July 7, 2015. At least 14 people were killed in an attack early Tuesday in the country's north by al-Shabab, Islamic extremist rebels from neighboring Somalia, a Kenyan official said. Eleven people were also wounded in the attack which took place in Soko Mbuzi village in Mandera County near Kenya's border with Somalia, said Mandera County Commissioner Alex Nkoyo. (AP Photo/ Khalil Senosi)

Doctors and medical staff help a man injured in the Mander attack, as he arrives to be treated at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya ,Tuesday July 7, 2015. At least 14 people were killed in an attack early Tuesday in the country's north by al-Shabab, Islamic extremist rebels from neighboring Somalia, a Kenyan official said. Eleven people were also wounded in the attack which took place in Soko Mbuzi village in Mandera County near Kenya's border with Somalia, said Mandera County Commissioner Alex Nkoyo. (AP Photo/ Khalil Senosi)

The al-Shabab network in Somalia

Yahoo NewsSeptember 2, 2014

Al Shabaab has said it will continue its attacks on Kenya until Nairobi withdraws troops from an African Union force fighting the militants in Somalia. It has also said northeastern Kenya should be part of Somalia.

Kenya's long northeastern border with Somalia is widely considered a security weak spot. Factors include poor coordination between security services, and a culture of corruption that allows anyone prepared to pay a bribe to pass unchallenged. (Reuters)


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