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'Al Shabab' militants in dawn battle with Kenyan forces

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Suspected gunmen from the militant Islamist group al-Shabab have attacked a police post in Kenya's coastal town of Lamu near the Somalia border, police confirmed to the BBC.

Combined Kenyan security forces responded swiftly following a tip-off of a potential attack in the area.

A fierce exchange of gunfire lasted several hours and a communication mast was destroyed, making it hard to get accurate information.

Al-Shabab militants has not commented. There are no details about any casualties.

Source: BBC