Security forces have been battling al-Shabaab militants from Somalia in the coastal area of Lamu. The militants attacked a police post there, and razed it to the group. The attackers also destroyed a communications tower. There are also reports that the militants attacked a school. The area has seen multiple attacks in recent months. Authorities there have been calling for security operations in the neary Boni forest. Its believed that’s where the militants are operating from.