Kenya: Landmine Explosion Kills Kenyan Police Officers, Civilian in Lamu

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Wednesday May 31, 2017 - 15:46:48 in Latest News by SomaliUpdate Staff Reporter
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    Kenya: Landmine Explosion Kills Kenyan Police Officers, Civilian in Lamu

    NAIROBI (Somali Update Online) — At least four Kenyan police officers and a civilian killed after their armoured vehicle ran over a landmine in Lamu County on the Somalia border, security official said on Wednesday.

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NAIROBI (Somali Update Online) — At least four Kenyan police officers and a civilian killed after their armoured vehicle ran over a landmine in Lamu County on the Somalia border, security official said on Wednesday.
According to a Lamu resident security official who sought anonymity as he is not authorized to speak to the media, the police vehicle which traveling to a nearby post for refueling ran over an Improvised Explosive Device planted on the road by suspected Al-Shabab militants from Somalia who believed to have sneaked into Kenya recently.
The blast occurred near Baure where the Kenyan military camp Basuba locates in the Eastern part of the county.
Lamu is a coastal county where the Boni Forest, where Kenya’s security forces launched multi-agency counter-terror operation in September 2015 following the influx of Al-Shabab fighters into the area making the deep forest as their safe haven.
According to local media, a reinforcement security forces sent to the area were under attack again at the same area by suspected militant fighters. No casualties are yet reported.
Kenyan top security officials in the region are yet to comment on the matter.
Kenya has sent its troops to Somalia in October 2011 to deter Al-Shabab attacks in the country as the East African country then joined the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) fighting the militant group.


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