Al-Shabaab claims Witu attack as a response to Kenyan government
Mogadishu (Harar24) – At least seven people have been killed according to the Kenyan Red Cross, after armed men ambushed a bus travelling between Malindi and Lamu on Friday night.
According to Kenyan media reports four of those who were killed policeman while the others were civilians, the attackers blocked the bus with their vehicle and then rained down bullets on the bus. Other reports also add that two other vehicles were attacked in the same area which were carrying mangos.
The attack was claimed by the militant Al-Shabaab movement who said they killed five people and injured eight, while adding that the attack was a response to claims by Kenyan forces who stated that they destroyed four camps belonging to the Islamists in the Boni forests and the deployment of troops in the Coast region in order to beef up security.
Kenya has been suffering of a string of attacks in the past month orchestrated by the Al-Shabaab movement, which the Kenyan Red Cross said has cost more than ninety-four lives. However the Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, insists on claiming that these attacks are rather related to ethnic and political violence.