Map shows the Kilifi region in Kenya

A bunch of unidentified gunmen have kidnapped an Italian girl working for an support organisation in south-east Kenya, police say.

The lads, reportedly armed with rifles, “fired indiscriminately” earlier than taking the 23-year-old volunteer from a buying and selling centre in Kilifi County.

5 individuals, together with two kids, have been wounded and brought to hospital.

The explanation for the assault and the identification of the attackers has not but been established, police stated.

Nonetheless the police added that they have been treating the incident, which occurred at about 20:00 native time (17:00 GMT) on Tuesday, as a terror assault.