Police discover Al-Shabaab hideout in Boni Forest
SEE ALSO :US to cut down troops in Africa“Witnesses said they heard gunshots from the ground. The pilot and his crew said one of the engines went off after the incident which forced them to make an emergency landing,” said an official aware of the incident. No one was injured in the incident. It came as the multi-agency security operation in Lamu discovered a makeshift Al-Shabaab camp at a location just five kilometers from the scene of IED attack along Kiunga-Sankuri road where ten KDF soldiers were last week killed and another ten injured. Some of the items recovered at the militants’ makeshift camp include 100 kilogrammes of rice, 20 kilogrammes of beans, 20 kilogrammes of sugar, 20 kilogrammes of cooking oil and two buckets of IED making materials. In what is becoming a common pattern its asymmetric war against Kenyan security forces, Al-Shabaab militants often pitch makeshift hideouts in Boni Forest from where they lay ambushes and/or IED attacks on Kenya security personnel, particularly along the main supply routes in Lamu County and its environs before escaping back into Somalia. The August 29, 2018 morning incident occurred at a time the soldiers were undertaking civil duties of fetching and supplying clean water to the residents of Lamu.