Five killed, eight injured in bus attack in Lamu


Five people including one policeman were killed while eight others were injured when armed gunmen attacked a Tahmeed bus in Lamu County. Among the eight injured were four policemen and four passengers.

The bus was attacked along the Lamu- Malindi highway near Witu when armed assailants who had parked a Probox along the road stopped the vehicle and attempted to hijack it.

The gunmen attracted the attention of patrolling Administration Policemen who engaged the assailants in an exchange of gunfire.

The gunmen escaped into a nearby forest according to Lamu County Commissioner Miiri Njenga.

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