A Chinese Company operating in Kenya is counting its losses after Al Shabaab militia stormed their construction site and set eight trucks on fire.
The Harakat al-Shabāab al-Mujāhidīn terrorists detonated explosives and caused massive losses at the parking lot of the company.
The incident occurred on the morning of Sunday, January 23.
The eight torched vehicles belonged to China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) and were undertaking a project at Omolo-Bodhei area on the Lamu- Garissa highway.
"Harakat al-Shabāab al-Mujāhidīn terrorists fired and detonated explosives at a Chinese Construction Company parking lot & subsequently destroyed 8 trucks( Baragoni - Bodhei Rd)," read a statement by Counter Terrorism & Security Intelligence.
Rumours about the attack had began swirling on Saturday with claims that the militia group was planning an attack at a project along Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport (LAPSSET) corridor.
It is not clear whether any workers at the port sustained injuries following the attack. They were later repatriated to the camp after the attack occurred.
"Security agencies are on high alert following reports that al Shabaab in Lamu are targeting Lapsset port and road construction.
"Let's all remain alert by cooperating with security agencies by reporting suspicious people/activity," read an earlier warning by Counter-Terrorism Policing in Kenya.
This comes just days after 15 suspected Al Shabaab militants were killed in a raid in Bodhei area within the expansive Boni forest, Lamu East.
The militia were ambushed by a multi-agency team which had been conducting operations in the troubled Boni forest.
Two command and logistic bases in the area that were being used by the militia group were also destroyed.
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