A coastal airport in Kenya has re-opened after a deadly terrorist attack on a military base on Sunday.

One US military service member and two contractors were reportedly killed in the assault by Islamist militant group al-Shabab.

The base, used by Kenyan and US forces, is located in the popular coastal region of Lamu.

Unconfirmed reports suggested a US spy plane had been destroyed in the pre-dawn raid.

A nearby airfield used for civilian flights has resumed operations.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said in updated travel advice: “Kenyan authorities have released a statement that Lamu Airport – a civilian airport on Manda island – has now re-opened after a temporary closure following a terrorist attack on a military camp at Manda airstrip on 5 January.

“If your flight from Lamu has been disrupted due to the earlier closure, you’re advised to wait until flights resume.

“Keep up to date with developments, including via this travel advice.”

The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority said that the temporary closure of Lamu civilian airstrip had been lifted allowing for normal operations to resume after an “early morning incident” yesterday.

A number of specialist operators run holiday packages to Lamu Island, one of the most popular beach destinations in Kenya.

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