Kenya Terror Attack Leaves 12 Dead in Northeast, Government Says

At least 12 people died when a bomb exploded at a hotel in the northeastern Kenyan town of Mandera, the government said.

An improvised explosive device detonated at about 3:30 a.m., causing part of the Boshari Hotel to collapse, Mohamoud Saleh, a regional commissioner, said in an e-mailed statement Tuesday. Police are following up “several leads” in their investigation into the attack, he said.

“The government of Kenya condemns this act of terror,” he said.

Al-Shabaab carries out frequent attacks on towns in northeastern Kenya that are close to the border with Somalia, where the al-Qaeda-linked group has waged an insurgency for the past decade.

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