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One dead as Al Shabaab open fire on police

17 December 2015, 08:08

Lamu - Suspected Al Shabaab militants opened fire on police in Lamu Wednesday evening, leaving one dead and scores others injured.

The attack happened in Mkunumbi area near Mpeketoni around 6.00pm, a top security agent in the area confirmed.

The insurgents also burnt a civilian lorry that was heading towards Lamu, Daily Nation reports.

Sources said buses were redirected back to Mpeketoni, with Standard reporting loud explosions and helicopter overflights as the fighting escalated southwards.

The gunfight came just a day after Al Shabaab planted a roadside bomb in Mandera wounded five policemen.

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