Suspected al-Shabab fighters have kidnapped two Cuban doctors and killed their police bodyguard in northern Kenya near the border with Somalia, which is where the armed group is based, according to officials,Al Jazzera reports.
The doctors were ambushed as they headed to work on Friday, said David Ohito, communications director for the Mandera county government.
Ali Roba, the governor of Mandera, said in a statement that the gunmen's vehicle blocked the doctors' vehicle "and opened fire at their bodyguards, killing one instantly".
The abductors might have taken the doctors to Somalia, police spokesman Charles Owino said. He said the doctors' driver had been detained to help with investigations.
A police official identified the doctors as Dr Assel Herera Correa, a general physician, and Dr Landy Rodriguez, a surgeon.