GARISSA—Three suspected Al Shabab militants were earlier today killed in a multi-agency operation at Degbon, Bura sub-county in Garissa County. The team used intelligence provided by the locals to uncover their hideout “neutralizing 10 militants and recovering weapons, including RPGs, AK47 rifles and IED materials,” according to a report seen by Kulan Post.
The militants are reportedly behind the recent attack on Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) engineers on routine check-up along the LAPSSET project in the same area. The three were killed in a suspected terror attack in Bura East, Fafi Constituency last week.
“A convoy of KeNHA engineers in 3 vehicles who were on routine assessment of the LAPSSET Road were attacked by suspected al-Shabaab elements who had placed an IED on the old LAPSSET road which exploded destroying the first vehicle completely,” a police report seen by Kulan Post reads in part.
BREAKING: Three suspected militants killed in a multi-agency operation at Degbon, Bura sub-county in Garissa County. The team used intelligence provided by the locals to uncover their hideout "neutralizing 10 militants and recovering weapons, including…
— Kulan Post (@kulanpost) January 18, 2023
The report further says that the team was travelling from Garissa to Hailey Chinese Camp and then to Bura East. The first car, a Toyota Hilux double cabin, was destroyed completely by the IED, the other vehicles turned back to Hailey camp.
— Kulan Post (@kulanpost) January 17, 2023
On Tuesday, two people died while ten others got injured following attack by suspected Al-Shabaab militants on a convoy carrying LAPSSET workers at Bodhei area in Lamu County
In December last year, two police officers and a civilian were killed in a similar attack in the same area.