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Six court officials injured in Lamu attack

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[The incident scene. Photo/Courtesy].

Six court officials were on Wednesday evening shot and injured by suspected Al-Shabab militants in Lamu County.

Security has been beefed up n Lamu following an incident on Wednesday where a team of court officials were shot at and injured by suspected Al Shabab militants.

The incident occurred along the Lamu-Witu-Garsen highway where the militants attacked the vehicle they were travelling in which was heading to Garsen town from Kipini Mobile Court, at around 5.50pm.

According to police reports, those in the vehicle included the driver, Garsen Law Courts Senior Principal Magistrate Paul Rotich, court prosecutor, court assistant, clerk and two police officers.

The Judiciary officials had spent the day at the mobile court in Kipini village in Tana River County.

Security officers who responded immediately repulsed the attackers.

The incident comes days after the gang attacked and burnt eight vehicles that are constructing the LAPSETT road on Lamu-Garissa Road.