Police officers injured after vehicle runs over IED

The device is suspected to have been planted by Al-Shabaab militants.

A police officer removing an IED planted in the middle of the road. Several police officers were on July 5, 2018 injured after their vehicle ran over a homemade bomb between Handaro and Sangailu on the Lamu-Garissa border. PHOTO | ABDIMALIK HAJIR | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

IN SUMMARY

  • Efforts to reach KDF Spokesperson David Obonyo for comment were unsuccessful since his phone was off.
  • Masalani, Sangailu, Ijara and Handaro are all within the Operation Linda Boni zone.

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Several police officers were Thursday injured after their vehicle ran over a homemade bomb between Handaro and Sangailu on the Lamu-Garissa border.

The device is suspected to have been planted by Al-Shabaab militants.

Police sources said the 3am incident involved an AP Land Cruiser from Ijara carrying more than 10 officers, who were escorting a bulldozer to the Sangailu AP camp in Hulugho Division.

Efforts to reach KDF Spokesperson David Obonyo for comment were unsuccessful since his phone was off.

Masalani, Sangailu, Ijara and Handaro are all within the Linda Boni Operation zone.

The multi-agency operation seeks to flush out Al-Shabaab militants from Boni Forest.

The attack comes just days after Boni honey harvesters saw more than 200 heavily armed suspected Al-Shabaab militants at Belasange-Jima 2, within Boni Forest in Lamu West, causing fear in the neighbouring Pandanguo village.

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