3 Al-Shabaab terrorists killed in foiled IED attack on border patrol police

July 16, 2019 9:32 am
Witnesses said the militants hid in the bushes around the area where the explosive had been planted and ambushed the security officers once the explosive detonated/CFM – FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 16 – Police have killed three suspected terrorists following an Improvised Explosives Device (IED) attack on a road along the Kiunga-Somalia border within Lamu.

Two police officers on patrol in the area were injured after the explosive device planted by the terrorists in the area detonated on Monday.

Witnesses said the militants hid in the bushes around the area where the explosive had been planted and ambushed the security officers once the explosive detonated.

According to officers, the killed militants were dressed in jungle green military gear resembling that of Al-Shabaab.

Police however stated that they were successfully repulsed.

During an attack last month, four militants were killed when an IED they were setting up detonated prematurely at Kwa Omollo Bridge area in Lamu East.

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