Sunday, 09 May 2021 05:13 GMT

Suspected al-Shabab assault down Kenya-Somalia frontier leaves 2 dead

( MENAFN )On Monday, May. 3 two people lost their lives and one seriously injured after a car they were travelling in hit an explosive device alleged to have been placed by al-Shabab rebels down the Kenya-Somalia frontier.

Lamu County Commissioner Irungu Macharia corroborated the occurrence, noting three occupants, who work for a private outworker at the Kenya-Somalia security frontier wall building area, called Usalama camp, were in the car at the time of the occurrence.

The administration official stated: "two people died in the incident while one was injured. We strongly believe the improvised explosive device(IED) was planted by al-Shabab militants. Our security forces are currently pursuing them."

The assault occurred a few kilometers from Ishakani village in Kenya's coastal county of Lamu, just beside the frontier with Somalia.

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