The governor of the Kenya-Somalia border county of Mandera says six people have died in an attack by suspected Islamic extremists.
Governor Ali Roba says militants attacked a residential plot around the area of Bulla public works early on Thursday (local time).
Mr Roba says the militants were targeting 33 non-Muslims living in a residential block. He 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 Shabab.