One dead, 10 injured after terror attack on Chinese contractors

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One person has been killed and 10 others including Kenya Defence Forces soldiers injured in an attack by Al-Shabaab militants along the Lamu – Ijara- Garissa road.

Police said the gunmen targeted a convoy of vehicles the victims who were construction workers on the Lapsset road.

According to police, the incident happened about seven kilometers from Bodhai Police Station/GSU camp in Garissa County as the group headed to their work stations from a Chinese camp where they reside.

A convoy of Chinese and local Lappset workers working on Lamu-Garissa road when it was attacked by suspected the al-Shabaab militants.
A fuel tanker was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) from the front, killing one occupant on the spot.

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According to the police the second vehicle, a Foton Tipper, was hit from the rear and the other, a pickup was set on fire.

The incident comes a week after a similar roadside explosive killed four Kenya National Highways Authority (Kenha) engineers after the vehicle they were in hit an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on the Lapsset road in neighbouring Bura East.

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