Three killed as suspected Al Shabaab fighters attack bus in Lamu


Three killed as suspected Al Shabaab fighters attack bus in Lamu
Mombasa Raha bus attacked by Al Shabaab militants in Lamu. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

Three people were killed and two others injured after suspected Al Shabaab militants attacked a passenger bus at Nyongoro area in Lamu County.

The gunmen are said to have opened fire at the bus fire belonging to Mombasa Raha Sacco before shooting three men at close range, killing them on the spot.

One of the injured passengers sustained a bullet wound on the arm while the other was shot on the head.

Confirming the 12.30pm attack, Lamu County Commissioner Irungu Macharia said the bus belonging to Mombasa Raha Sacco was heading to Lamu from Mombasa.

The injured the victims were taken to to Garsen and Witu Dispensary.

A multi-agency security team have since been deployed to comb the area as they pursue the attackers.

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