Police officer killed, others injured in Lamu Al Shabaab ambush
A police officer has been killed and two others injured after a vehicle they were travelling in was ambushed by Al Shabaab militants at Milihoi area in Lamu County on Thursday.
According to a police source, the police land cruiser was returning to the police base in Mpeketoni after transporting prisoners to Hindi area when the officers were accosted by the militants.
A 30-minute shoot-out is reported to have ensued between the police officers and the Al Shabaab militants before the terrorists set the police vehicle on fire.
The militants also torched a private vehicle whose occupants fled and abandoned it amid the gun fight.
A crackdown by various security organs in the area was immediately launched to hunt down the militants.
Transport in the area was also paralysed following the operation.
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