3 Kenyan Defense Forces soldiers die after encountering IED in Lamu

A member of the Kenyan Defense Forces takes cover before ending a siege by armed men at the university in the northeastern city of Garissa on April 2, 2015. At least 70 students were massacred when Somalia’s Islamist shebab group attacked a Kenyan university today. This is the deadliest attack in the country since the bombings on the US embassy in 1998. AFP FOTO / CARL DE SOUZA / AFP / CARL DE SOUZA (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA / AFP via Getty Images)

The Kenyan Armed Forces confirmed Wednesday that three soldiers were injured Tuesday morning in Lamu County after they encountered an improvised explosive device (IED).

“These soldiers made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the citizens of Kenya.” KDF spokesman Colonel Zipporah Kioko said in a statement.

The wounded personnel were flown to the Defense Forces Memorial Hospital in Nairobi for medical treatment.

“The Multiagency security teams have stepped up the search for perpetrators of the heinous act. In addition, the team has been increasing the crewing of routes in and out of the area in order to deny enemy movement.

In support of the current efforts, residents of the region have exchanged credible information about the identities of the sympathizers and attackers.

KDF remains unbowed, and together with the security teams deployed as part of the operation for several agencies, Amani Boni remains focused and determined to contribute to a sustainable peace in the region. “The spokesman said.

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