Nine people killed in Lamu Al Shabaab attack, 4 Beheaded


Nine  people were killed in Lamu County on Saturday morning, in an attack blamed on Al Shabaab terrorists.

“Nine people were killed, some were shot dead and others hacked,” a police officer from the region says


Another senior officer at Police headquarters said, “It is true we have lost nine people in today’s (Saturday) attack. You will get details from our bosses.”

Security officials in the area said the nine villagers in Jima area, Lamu West were beheaded by the attackers.
Witnesses and security sources said the attackers herded the villagers before they slaughtered them using knives.
Many other people are unaccounted for in the area and there were fears the toll may increase.
Police headquarters said a security team had been sent to the scene and was yet to get more information on the attack

The attack comes barely three days after three police officers were killed during an attack at a police post in Lamu.