Operation Linda Boni Director Joseph Kanyiri said the terrorists might have dropped the crude explosive device while fleeing from security agencies, who are conducting a massive crackdown on the militants in Boni Forest and the surrounding areas.
“All our men are accounted for safely. It was an experience though. The officers were in the area to uproot and banish the enemy when they were attacked. We will not relent. We have already launched a manhunt for the masterminds of the Tuesday evening attack on our police,” he said.
On Monday, Kenya Defence Forces officers killed five terrorists at Bodhei on the Lamu-Garissa border and recovered six AK-47 assault rifles, 321 bullets, three grenades and explosives. Other terrorists escaped with injuries.
Mambore-Mkokoni Junction where police repulsed the attackers on Tuesday evening is about 100 kilometres from Bodhei. It lies within the Operation Linda Boni areas.
Mr Kanyiri said the general area in Lamu East and areas towards the Boni Forest are saturated with security agencies. He urged members of the public to volunteer information to win the war on terror.
Operation Linda Boni was launched in September 2015 to flush out Al-Shabaab militants from Boni Forest.