In Summary
  • Security agents ambushed the militants and also bombed their hideouts in Boni Forest.
  • Some militants were killed while other escaped with injuries.
  • KDF recovered AK-47 rifles, grenade-making tools, food and medicine in the Shabaab camps.

The Kenya Defence Forces has destroyed six Shabaab transit camps in the Boni Forest in Lamu County.

“They were camps formed by the terrorists as they planned to conduct attacks in various parts of Lamu,” said Boni Enclave Campaign director Joseph Kanyiri.

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He confirmed that security officers also recovered weapons, including AK-47 rifles, grenade-making tools, food and medicine in the camps.

Speaking to the Nation on Monday, Mr Kanyiri said an undisclosed number of Shabaab militants were killed during the ambush and bombing of their hideouts.

Others escaped with bullet wounds, he added.

Mr Kanyiri urged hospitals in Lamu, Tana River, Garissa, Kilifi and Mombasa counties to report to the police anyone seeking treatment from bullet wounds.

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