Four terrorists killed in botched army base attack

Written By: James Rono

Kenya Defence Forces KDF says it has repulsed an Al-Shabaab attack on a US military camp in Lamu County.

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In a statement shared on the social media accounts, KDF said terrorists mounted a 5:30 am attack on a military base used by both US and Kenyan forces in Lamu County.

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Department of Defense spokesman Col. Paul Njuguna said they repulsed the Al-Shabaab insurgents who tried to take control of the Manda airstrip, killing four terrorists.

He said the huge smoke seen in photos on social media arose from a fire that broke out during the unsuccessful attempt to breach the Air Strip.

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The attack comes barely three days after the al Qaeda-linked Islamist insurgents attacked passenger buses at Nyongoro near Witu town in Lamu County, killing three people.

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Saturday, Government Spokesman Cyrus Oguna said the ambush was an isolated case, adding that the criminal elements behind the attack were all rounded up and neutralized.

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Meanwhile, five suspects have now been arrested in connection with the Sunday dawn Al Shabaab attack at the Manda airstrip in Lamu, according to the police.


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