Six Persons Die In Al-Shabab Attack On Kenyan Village
The Islamist terrorists are believed to have crossed over from neighbouring Somalia into Kenya
SIx persons were killed on Monday in an attack by al-Shabab militants at a village in Kenya’s coastal county of the Lamu, local officials said. County Commissioner, Irungu Macharia, said the attackers, believed to have crossed over from neighbouring Somalia, also torched several houses. According to the commissioner, the
security forces are pursuing the attackers, adding that one of the victims was shot dead, another was hacked to death and the other four were burnt to death in their house. Coast Regional Commander, Manase Musyoka, also confirmed the incident. My team has informed me of the attack and we are planning to go there to assess
the situation. I am told six people died in the incident. Security agencies said the militants had been sighted in the vast Boni forest, which is near the Somali border before the attack. Residents said tensions remained high in the area amid fears of more attacks as security operations mounted. The latest attack came two days
after a motor-taxi rider was killed after his motorcycle ran over a bomb on a road in the Lamu County over the New Year. The Al-Shabab militants, who have carried out numerous attacks also in the Kenya over the past decade, claimed responsibility for the latest attack.