Police in Lamu are pursuing perpetrators behind the recent roadside IEDs that detonated targeting security forces.
Just days ago an IED detonated and decommissioned a Kenya army (KDF) troop carrier-vehicle in Kiunga border point in Lamu County.
On Monday 1st August 2016 security officers (AP) and five KDF army officers escaped with minor injuries when they ran over a home-made IED bomb on Usalama road in Kiunga Division of Lamu East.
Intelligence reports the army APC withstood the impact of the IED and subsequently the officers sustained minor injuries.
Wednesday 3rd August 2016, morning hours, an IED bomb reportedly detonated 10 metres before two armoured personnel carriers (APCs) belonging to the General Service Unit (GSU) in Basuba and the other from the Mangai Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU) could run over it Baure and Milimani localities of Lamu County.
Linda Boni Operation Director James Serian confirmed about the incidents targeting security convoy saying the Kenya’s security services have since launched multifaceted counter-terrorism operations (CT-Ops) against the Al-Shabaab which has been operating in the vast Boni forest which extends into border with Somalia.
Initial intelligence assessment on the recent incidents show the Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Shabaab is responsible for the IED attacks warning of militant group active cells in the area.
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