Eye witnesses told Somalia Report that 3 Kenyan military personnel were wounded and are currently going under treatment at the district hospital. Military expert Ali Sheikh Bashir from the neighbouring town of Belet Hawo told our correspondent that the attack is typical of those conducted by Somalia's al-Shabaab insurgents.
"It is like those that happen in Somalia everyday. It was planted on a road that links Mandera to a military base at the border point," he explained.Mohamed Amin Abdirisak, a local resident who witnessed the incident, said, "I have seen the military truck that was coming back from the border blow up."Asked if he heard gunshots after the explosion Mohamed said, "No, no what I saw was smoke up in the sky but the military did not open fire on anyone." Mohamed was not able to verify any civilian casualties but did say that "all that were killed and wounded were the personnel on the truck."Hundreds of Kenyan military personnel sealed off the scene as locals came out to see the truck.