Al Shabab kills three people during raid in Kenya

Al Shabab kills at least three people during raid in Kenya's coastal city of Lamu

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

In 2014 at least 60 people were killed in this coastal area of Kenya.

At least three men were killed by a militant attack in a village near the coastal Kenyan town of Lamu early on Sunday, Kenyan officials said.

Approximately five gunmen came to Pandanguo village, looking for men to interrogate. After they were questioned some were killed and one was shot but taken to a local hospital, Reuters reported. 

"They asked me questions in the Somali language. When I struggled to respond, they shot me but hit my hand," said a survivor who did not want to give his name.

The village is located about 40 km (25 miles) from the Indian Ocean town of Lamu, which is an attractive point for tourists and is 100 km from the border with Somalia.

Kenya has been struggling with a wave of deadly attacks by Al Shabab in its territory since October 2011.

Al Qaeda affiliated Somali militant group Al Shabab has vowed to carry out attacks against Kenya for sending its troops to Somalia to fight against the militant group there.

On April 2 2015, four Al Shabab militants killed nearly 150 students in Garissa University, located in northeastern Kenya. The attack lasted hours and was ended by a special police unit which killed the four attackers.

Al Shabab had previously launched an attack on the Nairobi Westgate shopping mall in Kenya in 2013, killing 67 people.

TRTWorld and agencies