How al-Shabaab militants plotted raid on Manda naval base

Al-Shabaab terrorists invaded the Magogoni-Naval base in Lamu County on January 5, 2020. Some equipment at the facility was destroyed. PHOTO | COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • The dawn attack comes barely a week after the US launched air strikes targeting al-Shabaab extremists after a car bomb killed at least 81 people in Somalia.
  • Four days ago, three people were killed while another three were injured when the militants ambushed a convoy of buses which were headed to Lamu from Mombasa.

Blasts and exchange of fire rent the air for almost five hours.

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