The suspect Abdulfatah Twahir was arrested by a team of anti-terrorism and elite squad officers.

Livestock thieves arrested
A hand grenade, two detonators, ten safe pins, chemicals for manufacturing Improvised explosive devices, Jihad literature and cash in Kenyan currency, pounds and U.S. dollars were seized.

Mombasa County Commissioner Nelson Marwa told journalists security officers carried out intelligence-led operation and recovered weapons in house in Majengo.

Marwa said a M-4 rifle, which was snatched from a navy officer who was killed during the February 2014 raid at Nyali barracks by suspected separatists of the Mombasa Republic Council, was recovered.

He said a G-rifle, which was stolen from police officers killed by suspected Al-Shabaab returnees while guarding Gulf Bank in Mombasa in October 2014, was also among the weapons recovered.

A total 318 bullets, 9mm ammunition used by pistol, 11 mobile phones, pistol oil cleaner and SIM cards were also impounded.

“Police mounted in a house within Majengo area following reports that suspicious Al-Shabaab operatives were in the house and officer carried the raid and recovered the weapons,” Marwa said.
Four suspects who were in the house managed to escape.

On Tuesday police released photographs of the four, Kassim Mohammed, Hussein Omar Said, Mohammed Salim, and Ishmael Shosi, and urged the public to volunteer information that may lead to their arrest.

Intelligence reports indicate that three were planning a terrorist attack in Mombasa and are part of gang believed to be behind past terror attacks in Lamu and Mombasa.

Regional police boss Francis Wanjohi said the four were part of Jeysh Ayman Al-Shabaab affiliate terrorist group operating from the vast Boni Forest which borders Somalia.

This group carried out attacks in Mpeketoni and Hindi areas of Lamu and Gamba areas of Tana River where they also freed prisoners in police stations. Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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