Kenya Police Thwart Al Shabaab Terror Attack Plan


website geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>According to Reuters, pharmacy a senior police officer has noted that the two suspects who were arrested on Monday might have been aiming at using the bombs in the area of the port city of Mombasa.

“Police recovered two large Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), or hand-made bombs, from the men and we suspect they were planning to detonate them somewhere around Mombasa,” said Robert Kitur, Mombasa Police Chief.

“We also found mobile phones which could have been used as detonators and case they had detonated, they would have caused massive destruction,” Kitur added.

“Our first suspicion is that they are Al Shabaab especially because of their origin; one man was Somali and the other was a Kenyan of Somali origin.”

Kitur noted that Police had trailed the suspects after intercepting telephone communications they were making with suspected accomplices in Somalia.

The two men were arrested on Monday and police said they could appear in court on Tuesday to face formal charges.

The Al Shabaab Islamist group has launched several attacks on Kenya with the very recent that claimed at least 67 lives when the West gate Mall was captured for several days.

The group has continued to demand that Kenya withdraws its troops from Somalia where they have been fighting the Islamist rebels.

Credit: Reuters


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