Suspected Shabaab militants kill three in Lamu bus attack

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Thursday January 2, 2020

 

Three people were killed in a suspected Al-Shabaab attack on a bus Thursday at Nyongoro area, Lamu County.

Three others were also injured in the attack.

Lamu County Commissioner Irungu Macharia confirmed the incident.

The bus was from Mombasa and was headed to Lamu.

Transport along the Lamu-Garsen road has been suspended as security agencies, including the army, comb the area for the attackers.

SPIKE IN ATTACKS

The Somalia-based terror group has ramped up attacks in recent months, with its deadliest being a car bomb that claimed the lives of 79 people in Mogadishu on Saturday.

Al-Shabaab, for the first time, apologised to civilian victims of the attack.

In Kenya, at least 10 people, including police officers, were killed when the terrorists attacked a bus using an improved explosive device (IED) in Kotulo area a week ago.

Shabaab militants also kidnapped two businessmen on December 26 in Liboi area along the Kenya-Somalia border.

The businessmen were freed on December 27, with police saying they had launched a manhunt for the culprits.T

he Somalia-based terror group has ramped up attacks in recent months, with its deadliest being a car bomb that claimed the lives of 79 people in Mogadishu on Saturday.

Al-Shabaab, for the first time, apologised to civilian victims of the attack.

In Kenya, at least 10 people, including police officers, were killed when the terrorists attacked a bus using an improved explosive device (IED) in Kotulo area a week ago.

Shabaab militants also kidnapped two businessmen on December 26 in Liboi area along the Kenya-Somalia border. The businessmen were freed on December 27, with police saying they had launched a manhunt for the culprits.