10 Al-Shabaab militants killed by KDF soldiers in Lamu County

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Ten Al-shabaab militants have been killed after Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers launched an attack on the militants in Lamu County.

A statement by the Department of Defense signed by Head of Public Affairs Colonel Paul Njuguna, said three KDF officers also sustained injuries during the 6.45 am raid and are currently receiving medical care.

Col. Njuguna said the Kenyan soldiers recovered seven AK47 rifles and ammunition during the operation in Taksile area, North of Pandanguo.

The Department of Defense says the operation was as a result of extensive investigations by security personnel.

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The army is in pursuit of other terrorists who fled with bullet injuries.

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The Military has in the meantime requested members of the public to share information with the security officials in the area, as the fleeing and wounded terrorists may seek assistance from them.

Lamu has in past been a hiding spot for Al-shabaab militants who terrorize residents.

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The fighters use the expansive Boni forest as a base for most of their operations.

Elsewhere, Security has been beefed up in Oleposimuru and Olengarani in Narok County after 12 people were injured following eruption of fresh violence.

The violence is linked to theft of cattle. Narok County Commissioner George Natembeya is leading the security team in containing the situation in the affected areas.

Recent attacks in the area left several people dead and 58 houses touched.

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Samburu Governor Moses Ole Lenolkulal and Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruyiot are calling on the Maasai and Kipsigis communities to embrace peace and coexist as they have done in the past for the sake of development.

Chief Administrative Secretary Interior Patrick ole Ntutu who was also in Narok said the government will arrest those fanning the chaos and pledged government’s support for those whose houses were torched during attacks in  Nkoben.

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