Three police officers and a civilian were killed in an ambush attack by suspected al-Shabaab militants in Nyongoro, Lamu County.
Two land cruisers belonging to the police officers were reduced to ashes during the attack. The police officers were escorting passenger buses from Lamu to Mombasa, when the attack happened. It is reported 15 police officers were escorting the buses but only 13 could be accounted for. Coast regional police boss Larry Kieng said among the 13, some escaped with minor injuries and are receiving treatment in different hospitals at Witu and Manda. Reinforcement team has been dispatched in the area to search for the remnants. The attack comes a few weeks after two Administration Police officers were killed and three others injured after suspected Al-Shabaab militants ambushed an escort vehicle they were travelling in at Lango La Simba in Nyongoro, along the Lamu-Malindi road.