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Police pursue attackers who attacked a vehicle and injured two people in lamu Monday

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BY CORRESPONDENT,LAMU,7TH AUG 2017-Police are pursuing suspected  Alshabaab militia who attacked a vehicle in Lamu county Monday morning   injuring two people  after their  vehicle  ran over a landmine at Nyongoro along the Garsen-Lamu road.

The  attack happened at around 6.30am.

Linda Boni Security Operation director Joseph Kanyiri confirmed the Monday attack, saying security personnel were pursuing the attackers.

Coast regional police boss Larry Kieng said: “I confirm a lorry ran over a landmine. No deaths have been reported. More details will follow.”

Lamu County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo also confirmed the attack, saying police were on the ground “assessing the situation”.

According to a police source on the ground, there was still an exchange of fire between the attackers and security officers in the area by 9am.

The lorry (a canter) was from Malindi and was heading to Lamu’s Mokowe jetty to collect fish when the incident happened.

The injured have been taken to Witu Dispensary for treatment.

 

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