Subhuman savages.

Nairobi, Dec 2 (EFE) – The Somali al-Shabab Islamist militant group claimed responsibility for a massacre Tuesday that left at least 36 quarry workers dead near the northern Kenyan town of Mandera.

In a statement on the pro-Islamist Radio Andalus, al-Shabab said some 40 Christian Kenyans were killed in what the group called a “successful operation”.

The attack took place in the early hours of Tuesday at a quarry in the Kormey area around 10 miles from Mandera.

Members of the militia separated the Muslim workers from the Christians, and shot or beheaded the latter, Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper reported, citing security sources.

The militants also warned the Kenyan government of killing innocent Muslims, stressing that the group would do whatever it takes to respond to such acts.

Al-Shabab spokesman Ali Mohamud Rage said the attack was part of a series of planned operations in Kenya which borders Somalia and that has been targeted by the militants in the past.