Very loud blast overheard from Witu side  
Occurred in Nyongoro, Kenya on August 30, 2017, at 7:00 PM
Reported by anonymous via SMS on August 31, 2017, at 6:50 PM in Tana Delta, Kenya
Also heard by 14 other(s)

This rumour is confirmed true and is of high priority – here's why:
Two vehicles were attacked by alleged al-Shabaab militia along the Garsen-Witu road the first vehicle a Probox ran over a landmine and later shot at where two people lost their lives while others on-board were rushed to Witu hospital. The other attack was on a Lorry that was shot at few meters from the area the first attack happened and one person was killed. Security forces tried to respond but it was late for them to capture the attackers.
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Location Reported by Via Date
Tana Delta, Kenya anonymous SMS 31-Aug-2017 @ 6:50 PM
Semikaro, Kenya anonymous Voice / telephone 31-Aug-2017 @ 4:35 PM
Tana Delta, Kenya anonymous SMS 31-Aug-2017 @ 3:40 PM
Majembeni, Kenya anonymous SMS 31-Aug-2017 @ 12:20 PM
Kipini, Kenya anonymous SMS 31-Aug-2017 @ 12:00 PM
Katsakairu, Kenya anonymous SMS 31-Aug-2017 @ 8:20 AM
Katsakairu, Kenya anonymous SMS 31-Aug-2017 @ 8:15 AM
Gamba, Kenya anonymous Voice / telephone 31-Aug-2017 @ 7:30 AM
Hamesa, Kenya anonymous SMS 31-Aug-2017 @ 6:30 AM
Dide Waride, Kenya anonymous Voice / telephone 31-Aug-2017 @ 6:15 AM
Oda, Kenya anonymous SMS 30-Aug-2017 @ 10:05 PM
Witu, Kenya anonymous SMS 30-Aug-2017 @ 7:30 PM
Chakamba, Kenya anonymous SMS 30-Aug-2017 @ 7:15 PM
Kipini, Kenya anonymous SMS 30-Aug-2017 @ 7:00 PM
Galili, Kenya anonymous SMS 30-Aug-2017 @ 7:40 AM
john2014
August 31, 2017 | 12:45 PM | john2014
MODERATOR From Kipini" Lorry driver killed in an attack along Lamu road"

john2014
August 31, 2017 | 12:41 PM | john2014
MODERATOR From Majembeni Lamu" Mass killing in Witu"

john2014
August 31, 2017 | 9:54 AM | john2014
MODERATOR From Katsakairu- "GSU camp in Lango la simba attacked"

john2014
August 31, 2017 | 9:49 AM | john2014
MODERATOR From Oda-" Al shabaab militia attacked a Toyota probox and lorry on Lamu road killing 3 people"