A group of unidentified gunmen have abducted an Italian woman working for an aid organisation in south-east Kenya, police said on Wednesday. The men, reportedly armed with rifles, “fired indiscriminately” before taking the 23-year-old volunteer from a trading centre in Kilifi County. Five people, including three children, were wounded and taken to hospital. The reason for the attack and the identity of the attackers has not yet been established, police said. However the police added that they were treating the incident, which occurred at about 20:00 local time (17:00 GMT) on Tuesday, as a terror attack. “The European lady got out of her room, instead of lying on the ground, to enquire what was going on,” an eye-witness told local media. “One of the attackers then slapped her.” Police described the five injured as aged between 10 and 23 years of age – the youngest suffering a bullet in the eye. A witness told news agency Reuters that the attackers spoke in Somali. Police have not confirmed any links to Islamist militants from al-Shabaab, who are blamed for several deadly attacks on Kenyan soldiers in recent months in Lamu County, north of Kilifi.