Al-Shabaab militias have killed one person and destroyed property after attacking Widhu Village, Lamu County in a night attack.
The group has stepped up its attacks against innocent people while destroying key infrastructure, even as government threats fail to scare them.
The terrorists, suspected to be coming from Southern Somalia and bases in Boni Forest, have wreaked havoc in the area, mounting near-daily attacks.
Military strategic communications boss Brigadier Zipporah Kioko noted in a statement that an ongoing Multi-agency Operation Amani Boni will help restore calm in the area.
According to Kioko, the operation in Lamu, Garissa, Tana River, and Kilifi will flush out the terrorist group.
The attack comes a day after a military surveillance helicopter crashed in Boni Forest during a night patrol.
Defence CS Aden Duale revealed in a statement on Wednesday that eight soldiers lost their lives during the crash.
“This unfortunate fatality has caused unprecedented losses over the gains made in the ongoing military operation. To the fallen heroes, today our national flag flies with the last breath of each of you. Soldier on, Patriots!,” the CS remarked.
The government has already declared 11 zones in Lamu as a no-go zone to curb further attacks in the area.
Further, the State has postponed the planned reopening of the Kenya- Somalia border that was closed to curb the movement of weapons and militias from the war-torn country.
Kenya has resolved to reopen the border crossing in phases to give law enforcement time to assess preparedness.
The terror group has also increased attacks in the Nothern Kenya counties over the past months, raising fears of active terror cells operating within the country.
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