5 KDF soldiers killed in suspected Al Shabaab attack


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File image of Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers on operation. (KDF)

In Summary

  • The soldiers were on a routine security patrol when their lorry ran over an improvised explosive device (IED).
  • A multi-agency security team has since deployed in the area to pursue the militants behind the attack.

At least five Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers died and six others were injured on Wednesday in a suspected Al Shabaab attack at Kwa Omolo area in Lamu County.

The soldiers were on a routine security patrol when their lorry ran over an improvised explosive device (IED).

The attack came hours after a military helicopter passed through the area while heading to Garissa County to deliver medical services.

A multi-agency security team has since been deployed in the area to pursue the militants behind the attack.

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