Lamu police thwart attempted attack by 50 suspected Al Shabaab militants


Lamu police thwart attempted attack by 50 suspected Al Shabaab militants

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  • The militants reportedly stormed Pandanguo village on Saturday at about 10pm and engaged reservists in a gun battle before officers from the General Service Unit (GSU) and the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) joined in.

Police in Lamu County have thwarted an attempted attack by at least 50 suspected Al Shabaab gunmen.

The militants reportedly stormed Pandanguo village on Saturday at about 10pm and engaged reservists in a gun battle before officers from the General Service Unit (GSU) and the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) joined in.

According to sources who spoke to Citizen Digital, the gun battle went on until 3am Sunday morning when the Al Shabaab militants were finally repulsed.

Confirming the incident, Lamu County Commissioner Irungu Macharia said the situation has since been contained, adding that “there is no need for alarm” and “I urge Pandanguo residents not to vacate their village since their security is guaranteed.”

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