Kenya: 2 dead in Islamic terrorist attack on bus; driver refused to stop, likely saving many lives

by Daniel Payne · Feb 19th, 2020 2:05 pm

Last Updated Feb 19th, 2020 at 4:04 pm

Two passengers in Kenya were killed and several more wounded after an attack by an Islamic fundamentalist group on a passenger bus in the country's northeastern Mandera County.

Members of the militant terrorist group reportedly tried to stop the Nairobi-bound bus on the morning of February 19. The bus driver refused to stop and the terrorists fired into it, striking multiple passengers, killing two.

According to International Christian Concern:

Though it is unclear why the terrorists wanted to stop the bus, it is likely that they would have separated all passengers by ethnicity and religion and would have killed the non-local Christians. This has become a very common tactic by the group. Already in 2019, there have been at least 3 similar bus attacks where Christians were targeted. There have also been several attacks on schools and police stations in Kenya.

The attack comes just weeks after the brutal massacre of 11 Kenyan Christians who were pulled off a bus and executed for refusing to recite a Muslim profession of faith.


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