Suspected al-Shabab militants have killed at least six people within an assault in north-east Kenya, the regional governor said.
Governor of Mandera County, Ali Roba, said one person had also been severely injured in the attack.
He said security guards had not been unable to save 27 other individuals present.
Kenya’s Daily Nation says the assault targeted “non-locals”.
Al-Shabab, an Islamist militant group, is battling with the UN backed authorities and has carried out a chain of assaults in neighbouring Kenya.
Attackers then shot at those interior and used a grenade to break in, it reported, citing police.
“From the nature and style of the attack, it will obviously be al-Shabab,” Governor Roba told Reuters news agency by telephone.
“If not for the quick response by our security forces, we would be talking of many more casualties now.”