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Four police officers killed in suspected Alshabab attack in Lamu

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Four police officers have been killed after a police convoy was attacked by gunmen in Milihoi, Lamu county.

The police exchanged gunfire with the bandits who are believed to be members of the al-shabaab militants where some of them were also injured.

The area is among those under the dusk to dawn curfew that was imposed in the region to address the security threats in the area following the recent attacks that saw seven people killed.

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Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i while ordering the dusk to dawn curfew declared four divisions as disturbed areas adding that the attacks have occasioned a lot of destruction of property and unsettled a lot of residents.

The areas include Lamu West Sub County and the affected include Mukunumbi Division, Majembeni location, Ndamwe Location, Mkunumbi Location while in Witu Division the affected places include Pandanguo Location, Binde Warinde location, Witu location and Hamasi Location.

In Mpeketoni Division the affected places include Bomani Location, Pongwe Location, Mpeketoni Location, Bahari Location and Mapenya LocationIn Lamu Central Sub-County and Hindi Division’s Hindi location.

Residents in the affected areas are urged to cooperate with the security agencies and volunteer any information that may lead to the arrest of the suspects.

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