The Star (Nairobi)

15 June 2014

Kenya: Developing Story - Police Battle Gunmen in Mpeketoni

Photo: Capital FM
At least 27 people dead following terror attacks in Lamu (file photo).

Explosions and gunfire have been reported in Mpeketoni area in Lamu county. Unconfirmed reports say that a police station and two hotels are under attack by unknown gunmen. Kenya Defence Forces spokesman Major ChirChir confirmed the attack in his twitter account. Chirchir says that assailants, likely to be Al Shabaab militants, entered Mpeketoni area in two Nissan matatus around 2000hrs Sunday and started shooting people at random in the town. He said that heavy gunfight is ongoing. Chirchir also said that a reconnaissance aircraft has been dispatched to the area.

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