Three terror suspects killed, 2 police officers injured in Lamu IED explosion


Three terror suspects killed, 2 police officers injured in Lamu IED explosion
An explosive device. PHOTO/ COURTESY

In Summary

  • According to a police report seen by Citizen Digital, the Border Security Patrol (BSP) unit members engaged the terrorists and thwarted the attack.
  • Authorities have since blamed the attempted assault on Somali terror group Shabaab Mujahideen which has reportedly been trying to breach the border area.

Three terror suspects were on Monday killed and two police officers critically injured after an Improvised Explosive (IED) targeting a border security patrol unit exploded at Kiunga area in Lamu County.

According to a police report seen by Citizen Digital, the Border Security Patrol (BSP) unit members engaged the terrorists and thwarted the attack.

Authorities have since blamed the attempted assault on Somali terror group Shabaab Mujahideen which has reportedly been trying to breach the border area.

“Though heavily armed, the cells activities are limited due to lack of essential supplies such as bullets and food,” read the police report.

The terror group on Sunday allegedly claimed to have conducted an attack in Dhusamareb in Mudug region before assassinating an assistant to a court President in Mogadishu on Monday.

In Halgan District of Hiraan region, according to police, the group has also claimed killing and wounding 20 Ethiopian military personnel serving under AMISOM.

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