It is yet to be established the number of casualties as the news continues to unfold.
This worrying incident comes at the back drop of ongoing operations in the area to try and flush out these rogue criminals.
Lately, Lamu has been a hot bed of Alshabab attacks with several people losing their lives.
Police officers have not also been spared as barely a two weeks ago a vehicle ferrying officers was also sprayed with bullets before being bunt to ashes.
It was later discovered that atleast four cops were killed during the scary ordeal.
This pushed the interior cabinet secretary doctor Fred Matiang'i to imposing a dusk to dawn curfew in the region.
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