In Summary
  • The attackers also destroyed an electric pole belonging to Kenya Power in Gamba.
  • The incident comes barely weeks after four people were beheaded by suspected Al-Shabaab militants.

Two people died while an unspecified number were injured in a twin attack by suspected Al-Shabaab militants near Gamba Police Station at the border of Lamu and Tana River counties Wednesday evening.

Lamu County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo said a a Toyota Probox vehicle registration number KCD 542F, which was ferrying unknown number of occupants from Garsen to Lamu, was sprayed with bullets by heavily armed gunmen suspected to be Al-Shabaab militants at 7pm Wednesday.

Mr Kitiyo said one man was shot dead in the attack

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The second attack happened about 50 metres from the first one.

An Isuzu lorry of registration number KAQ 158V, which was also carrying an unknown number of occupants from Malindi to Lamu, was shot at and one person killed on the spot.

The attackers also destroyed an electric pole belonging to Kenya Power in Gamba.

Earlier, police sources on the ground had reported that three people were killed during the incident.

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