al shaabah kenya terroristsAt least a dozen people have been killed in an attack on Mandera, northeast Kenya.

According to media sources, gun-wielding men sprayed automatic weapons’ gunfire on men working in a quarry, killing the 14 and injuring many. The attack comes just weeks before US President Barack Obama sets foot on his country of ancestry, to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

This will be Obama’s fourth visit to Kenya, and on the sidelines of the summit he is expected to hold talks with his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta.

In the recent past Kenya has been dogged by terror attacks, with the worst claiming the lives of 147 students at the Garissa University College campus in April this year.