Police officer killed in Lamu Shabaab attack
26 December 2015, 11:32
Nairobi - A police officer has been killed in a suspected Al Shabaab attack in Lamu.
The incident took place on Christmas day after the attackers crunched through his vehicle and fatally wounded him. His wife and child however, survived the incident.
" We have lost an officer in a raid. We are pursuing them hotly," an officer who preferred not to be named but was in the know told News24 on phone from Lamu.
Later on in the evening, Shabaab attackers raided Police vehicles which were offering support services to bus services in the region.
It was not yet clear whether there were any casualties.
" Suspected attack in Lamu. Unconfirmed reports indicate that a GSU vehicle escorting passenger buses has been attacked at Mambosasa near Witu," said Kenya Red Cross.
Police have already warned that the Shabaab are on a mission to hurt and injure, and have split into two to continue their agenda.
One faction is now under the Islamic State group while the other supports Al Qaeda.
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