One Killed, Five Injured In Al Shabaab Attack In Lamu

    At least one person was killed and five others, including Kenya Defence Forces soldiers, were injured in an al-Shabaab attack on the Lamu-Ijara-Garissa road on Tuesday.

    According to witnesses and police, the gunmen targeted a vehicle convoy.

    The victims were construction workers on Lapsset Road.

    The police said that the injured were later evacuated and flown to the hospital.

    According to police, the attack occurred around 8 a.m., making it the second such incident in a week.

    According to police, the incident occurred about seven kilometres from Bodhai Police Station/GSU camp in Garissa County, as the group was making their way to their work stations from a Chinese camp where they were staying.

    A fuel tanker was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) from the front, killing one occupant on the spot.

    According to police, the second vehicle, a Foton Tipper, was hit from behind, and the third was a pickup truck that was attacked and burned down.

    The responding security team was then injured.

    According to witnesses, at least four of them were injured.

    Northeastern Regional Police Commander George Seda said that the attackers fled into a bush after the attack.

    “We have sent more personnel to help in pursuing the attackers,” he said.

    The incident comes just a week after a similar roadside explosive killed four Kenya National Highways Authority (Kenha) engineers when their vehicle hit an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on the Lapsset road in neighbouring Bura East.

    The team was on its way from Garissa to Hailey Chinese Camp, then to Bura East.