The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a police station in Lamu County, killing two police officers and wounding three others.
The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a convoy of Kenyan troops traveling between Kayunga and Shangani in Lamu County.
Witnesses told the media that Kenyan troops opened fire after the blast, but no casualties were reported.
Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed 15 Kenyan soldiers and destroyed a BG vehicle, although no independent sources have confirmed al-Shabaab’s claims.
The Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) continued their march, conducting mine clearing operations on the road between Kayunga and Shangani in Lamu County.
Most of the Kenyan forces have come under direct attack from Al-Shabaab and have been bombarded while traveling in the North Eastern Province, and sometimes carry out operations against Al-Shabaab.