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Al-Shabaab attack, burn police escort car

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The attack left unknown number of officers seriously injured. [Photo|Citizen Digital]

Reports indicate that a police escort car was attacked and burnt in Witu area in Lamu following an Al-Shabaab attack.

The attack left unknown number of officers seriously injured after a shoot out ensued to repulse the the militants.

A local daily reported that police engaged the attackers for close to 30 minutes before they fled to a nearby forest along Lamu-Mombasa road.

The officers were escorting motorists before the attack.

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