Kenyan Army Kills Four Suspected Alshabab Militias

January 3, 2020 5:04 pm0 comments by:

Nairobi-The Kenyan army have killed four suspected Al-Shabaab fighters and captured one after a bus attack in Lamu County, northern Coast of Kenya.
The Kenyan Coast Regional Coordinator John Elungata gave made this revealation just hours after the ambush in Nyongoro, a notorious place for Al-Shabaab attacks.
Three people were on Thursday killed while three others seriously injured when suspected Al-Shabaab militants attacked a bus headed to Lamu from Mombasa.
The terrorists are said to have tried to forcefully stop the bus but the driver sped off, forcing them to spray the bus with bullets. County Commissioner IrunguMacharia said the identity of those killed and injured is yet to be established.
Security teams were deployed to Nyongoro and the surrounding areas to pursue the attackers.
Transport on the Lamu-Garsen road was disrupted after buses heading to Mombasa from Lamu and vice versa were directed to return to Witu Police Station.

Incidents of suspected Al-Shabaab militants attacking passenger vehicles and security agencies are not new on the Lamu-Mombasa route.
On January 13, 2018, a woman was killed and five police officers injured when a group of heavily armed militants attacked two Administration Police vehicles at Nyongoro area.
The police were escorting a convoy of over five passenger buses from Lamu to Mombasa when the incident occurred. The two police vehicles were burnt to ashes.
On July 26, 2018, a police officer was killed and two others injured when their Land Cruiser ran over an improvised explosive device before heavily armed militants shot at the vehicle.
The vehicle had ferried prisoners to Hindi G-K Prison and was returning to Mpeketoni Police Station when it was attacked at Milihoi area, another notorious place for Al-Shabaab attacks and ambushes.
On July 19, 2014, seven people including four administration police officers were killed by Al-Shabaab militants, who ambushed a bus en route to Lamu from Mombasa at Mambo Sasa Forest in Witu.
The bus was sprayed with bullets by the militants, who were hiding in the nearby bushes.
As a result, the government imposed a ban on night travel among passenger vehicles plying the Lamu-Mombasa route, a directive which exists up to date.
Buses are also required to travel in a convoy escorted by security agencies. Roadblocks were also mounted on the route.
Thursday’s attack comes at a time when the government is conducting a multi-agency security operation dubbed ‘Linda Boni’ in counties bordering the Kenya-Somalia border including Lamu, Garissa and Tana River-Agencies

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