Gunmen Set Fire to At Least 3 Hotels, Petrol Station in Kenya's Lamu County
Gunmen Set Fire to At Least 3 Hotels, Petrol Station in Kenya’s Lamu County

BREAKING: Reuters reports unidentified gunmen attack coastal town in Kenya’s Lamu County (#Lamu) and set fire to at least three hotels, a police station and a petrol station, local media and the Kenya Red Cross. AFP is reporting that the gunmen are Al-Shebab militants.

Hamaton Mwaliko, Mpeketoni area administration police chief, told Reuters the “attackers hijacked a van from Witu town, which they used for the attacks. They raided Mpeketoni police station first and opened fire.”

Mwaliko also said, “some hotels in the town are on fire. We don’t know how many casualties are there now. We understand the attackers have already fled but our officers are pursuing them.”

Here are the latest tweets from the Kenyan Interior Ministry: