Today at around 1230hrs a bus (Mombasa Raha) KCH 141Z was attacked by armed gunmen suspected to be Alshabaab. 

Mombasa Raha bus that was shot tires. PHOTO | BMS
Mombasa Raha bus that was shot tires. PHOTO | BMS

The bullets landed on the right front wheel damaging it, and other bullets landing on both sides of the bus body, three men were shot at close range killing them instantly.  One man injured on the arm and one on the head they have been rushed to Garsen hospital and Witu dispensary respectively.

The terrorists shot the Mombasa Raha bus which was in front of the other three buses. The other buses did not have an option than to stop. Then, they were all attacked.  All buses had 4 transit police officers each.

According to the affected who witnessed the gunshots, Simba Coach Bus was hijacked by Alshabaab at the Nyongoro forest near Witu with all passengers on board. 

Sadly, Some suspected Christians were segregated from Muslims and shot dead. 

Mombasa Raha Bus with other cars were sprayed with bullets.

Area county police boss Irungu Macharia who confirmed the incident and adding that a security team has been deployed to the area.

A source added that at least the other three people have been confirmed dead.

Security Units from Lamu county have responded to the terror orchestrated by Al -Qaeda branch in Somalia Harakat Shabaab  Mujahideen.

All passengers from the there buses have been safely evacuated by security Units. The scene of the incident and the bus have been secured. As police launched an investigation over the hijacked bus.

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