Muslims are said to have warned 20, mostly Christian employees at a government hospital of an attack by a jihadist group in Kenya. The building site for a government hospital was being constructed by non-local Christian workers when locals were reportedly warned about an imminent al-Shabaab attack. A number of Muslim locals quickly warned the workers to leave the site and helped evacuate them to safety. They confronted the gunmen who proceeded to the site and failed to get what they wanted. The attackers opened fire but no one was injured before they escaped. The foiled attack took place in Mandera County, in the northeast corner of Kenya.
This area borders Somalia and is Muslim majority and feels more like Somalia than Kenya and usually is a very hostile place for Christians. Most Believers who live there come from other areas of the country for work and some for ministry. But they are treated like unwanted outsiders and face a lot of harassment and the continuous threat of targeted al-Shabaab attacks. The militant Islamist group al-Shabaab has stated publically that it wants Somalia free of all Christians. Most Somali Christians keep their faith completely secret. If al-Shabaab finds someone who has become a Christian, the militants will often kill them on the spot.
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