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UPDATE: 3 dead, several injured after al-Shabaab attack Lamu bound bus

Three men died and two others are nursing injuries after suspected al-Shabaab militia attacked a bus heading to Lamu on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Nyongoro area within Lamu County.

According to a police report on the incident seen by, the ambush took place at about 1230 pm when gunmen sprayed bullets on the bus belonging to Mombasa Raha company.

“The bullets landed on the right front wheel damaging it, and other bullets landing on both sides of the bus body,” says the report, adding:

Three men where shot at close range…killing them instantly man injured on the arm and one on the head they have been rushed to Garsen and witu dispensary respectively.

The other passengers have so far been evacuated to Witu.

The bus had between 34 and 36 passengers.

A multi-agency security team has far been dispatched to pursue for the militants.

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