Eight Injured In IED Attack Kenya Community – Oficials


At least eight military personnel were Sunday injured after their lorry ran over a set of Improvised Explosive Devices in Baure, Lamu County.

The Kenya Defence Forces lorry was using the Baure-Drum main supply route when it ran over a set IED, officials aware of the incident said.

The personnel on board were injured by the explosion that destroyed the Kenya Army technical vehicle.

Police believe the bomb was set up by al Shabaab militants operating within the expansive Boni Forest. No arrest was made then. The injured were evacuated to hospital.

This came a day after a similar incident left two construction workers with life-threatening injuries in Baragoni.

The two construction workers were Saturday seriously injured after their vehicle ran over a bomb set on the road.

The vehicle was badly damaged after it ran over an IED, police said.

They were rushed to the hospital and admitted in critical condition, police said.

A police operation mounted in the area minutes later did not bear any fruit as the gang behind the same had escaped.

Police believe the terrorists behind the bomb were timing security vehicles that were to use the route.

This is the latest incident in this month so far. In August, more than 10 people were killed in the area in separate terror-related attacks.