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November 16, 2018

Woman injured as Red Cross car shot in Garissa

A woman was injured in Garissa on Saturday after a Red Cross car ran over an IED. /THE STAR
A woman was injured in Garissa on Saturday after a Red Cross car ran over an IED. /THE STAR

A woman was seriously injured on Saturday when a Red Cross vehicle was shot at in Garissa.

The woman has three bullets lodged in her body. Three other people escaped unhurt in the suspected al Shabaab attack. 

The Red Cross car was sprayed with bullets by more than 10 gunmen between Ruqa and Gerile. Red Cross officials were heading to Ijara for the cash transfer programme.

"We are at Masalani hospital. Doctors are attending to her, she is in stable condition. We plan to move her to Malindi for specialised treatment," Garissa head of operations Abdirashid Mohamed said.

Ruqa and Ijara area are near the vast Boni Forest in which the terrorists have a hideout. Two months ago two people in a Garissa-bound bus were beheaded in the area.

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