Nairobi - The governor of the Kenya-Somalia border county of Mandera says six people died in an attack by suspected Islamic extremists.
Governor Ali Roba militants attacked a residential plot around the area of Bulla public works early on Thursday.
Roba says the militants were targeting 33 non-Muslims residing in a residential block. Roba says a timely response by security forces ensured that lives were saved.
Kenya has experienced a wave of attacks from Somali-based extremists and al-Qaeda's affiliate in the region, al-Shabaab.