Five KDF soldiers killed, 10 injured after car hits explosive device


The vehicle that the KDF soldiers were in when it hit an IED in Lamu. ...
The vehicle that the KDF soldiers were in when it hit an IED in Lamu.

In Summary

  • The incident occurred on Wednesday morning.
  • The soldiers were on their way to distribute water to local residents.

Five Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers were killed after a vehicle they were travelling in hit an Improvised Explosive Device on the Kiunga and Sankuri road in Lamu.

KDF Public Affairs officer Colonel Paul Njuguna said 10 other soldiers sustained injuries during the Wednesday 8am incident.

“We thank the locals who offered assistance to the soldiers and call upon them to assist in weeding out lurking terror elements in their midst, in order to assist in the progressive pacification of Lamu County,” a statement from Col. Njuguna said.

The KDF soldiers were on a humanitarian civil assignment to fetch and distribute water to the residents in the area when their vehicle hit the device.

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