Somali Islamist militant group, Al-Shabaab reportedly beheaded three people and burnt several houses in fresh overnight attacks in Kenya’s coastal region of Lamu.
The Kenyan Coast Regional Police Commander Larry Kieng confirmed the attack today saying security officers are pursuing the attackers saying ‘we have launched an investigation into the attack at Maleli village by suspected Al-Shabaab militants, who also torched several houses’.
Just last month, suspected al-Shabaab fighters beheaded nine men in an overnight assault on a village in the Kenyan coastal district of Lamu, days after the armed group killed three police officers in an attack on a nearby village. Kenya’s Interior Ministry announced that curfew was imposed in three districts following the attack. The ministry said in a tweet that the 12-hour curfew, from 6:30 pm affects parts of Lamu, Garissa and Tana River and is to be in place for the next three months.
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