One Kenya Defence Forces soldier killed as five others are in critical condition following a terror attack in Lamu County.

The Military officers died after the car they were travelling in was hit by an explosive injuring five others who were on board.

The Friday incident happened as  the military officers were patrolling Mlima Faru in Lamu County. Their car drove over the improvised explosive killing one and injuring five.

Those on critical condition were air lifted for advanced care in Nairobi while those with minor injuries were attended are said to be stable.

The incident came barely a week after GSU officers rescued two Italians and two Kenyans from the hands of terrorists who had held them captive along the newly built Lamu Garsen road.

Terrorists who had pitched camp along the road were flagging down motorists questioning them before releasing in the early morning hours.

Luckily, GSU officers on patrol came across the terrorist’s road block and a gunfire ensued forcing the terrorists to retract to the Boni Forest. Following the incident, one civilian was reported dead.

In another incident, a police vehicle was hit by a rocket propelled grenade after driving over an improvised explosive device followed by a heavy gunfire.

Two police officers and one civilian were reported dead following the incident that happened between Hayley Lapsset Camp and Garissa.

The vehicle which belonged to Galmagalla Police Station was hit by the rocket propelled grenade and then set ablaze by the terrorists.

The State has hightened security surveillance in the coastal region and deployed more security personnels in Lamu.

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