Kenya: At least 1 killed, houses torched by al-Shabab militants in Lamu

At least one person was killed and several houses were burnt in a raid on two villages in Kenya’s coastal Lamu county, a government official confirmed on Sunday. Lamu County Commissioner Louis Rono said heavily armed assailants raided Marafa and Read More …

Kenya: Fourteen KDF Soldiers Injured in IED Attack in Lamu

Fourteen Kenyan soldiers sustained injuries on Monday when their military vehicle struck an improvised explosive device (IED) along the Baure-Drum major supply route in Lamu County. The devastating incident has once again brought to light the ongoing threat posed by Read More …

US military conducts operations in Lamu against al Shabaab

The US military staged a high-level military operation at Magogoni Airfield in Lamu County to counter the threat posed by al Shabaab. According to a statement issued on Saturday, the US Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS) said the high-stakes Read More …

Kenya: Attack On Kenya Defence Forces Outpost Confirms Al-Shabaab Drone Use

Kenyan security forces have increased their operations along the country’s 680-kilometer border with Somalia in response to recent attacks by al-Shabaab. During one recent attack against a military outpost in Sirari, security forces killed a suspected suicide bomber and brought Read More …

‘Vigilance is key’: Al Shabaab threat rising in Kenya’s northeast

In Kenya’s rural northeast, roadside bombs and beheadings that killed two dozen people last month appear to be part of a troubling escalation of violence by Al-Qaeda-linked Islamists, analysts say. A regional economic powerhouse and a popular tourist draw, Kenya Read More …

Kenya’s rise in al-Shabaab attacks calls for localised solutions

In the past three weeks, over 30 security force officers have been killed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in more than 10 attacks across north-eastern Kenya’s Garissa and Lamu counties. The violent extremist group Al-Shabaab is believed to be behind Read More …

Kenya: Three KDF soldiers killed in suspected Al-Shabab attack

Three Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) soldiers were killed, and more than 10 others injured when their vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device Sunday in coastal Lamu County. The incident comes a few days after eight KDF soldiers were killed Read More …

Kenya: 8 Officers killed as Al-Shabaab stage three attacks in Wajir, Garissa, Lamu

At least eight police officers were killed Tuesday in Bodhei at the border of Lamu and Garissa counties when the vehicle they were travelling in ran over an Improvised Explosive Device. The officers drawn from the special forces unit were Read More …

Kenya Army kills 3 al-Shabab militants in Lamu

The Kenyan military on Thursday killed three al-Shabab militants in the coastal Lamu region near the Somali border, Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) confirmed Friday. “The militants had planted an IED (improvised explosive device) that a water bowser ran over it Read More …