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Police foil possible Shabaab attack in Garissa



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Kenya has foiled a possible terrorism attack along Diiso-Biamdhow road in GarissaCounty, police said Tuesday.

A security team seized six AK47 rifles, two Rocket Propelled Grenades, two grenades and other items during an operation on Monday in Garissa County, police spokesperson Resila Onyango said.

Police raided an al-Shabaab camp in the wake of reports that the terrorist group has been sending their members to Kenya over the past month to launch attacks.

The victory “is coming at a time when we are facing threats by the terrorists. The operation is ongoing,” Onyango said.

“On 22 May 2023, at around 1100hrs while along Diiso, Biamthow SOG Officers on patrol found fresh foot prints at Billow Dam and after tracking the footprints for about 2.7 kms, where they came across a makeshift camp with about 10 suspected Alshabaab militants engaged in a shootout, and the militants escaped,” a police statement posted on its social media platforms said.

The statement added that; “In the process, NPS recovered several warfare equipment including; 2 RPGs with 7 warheads, 6 AK47 rifles with 20 Magazines, 1 PK Machine gun with a belt of 200 rounds, 2 hand grenades, Improverised Explosive Device (IED) materials, food cache, 1 cell phone and Memory Card. Efforts are underway to arrest the suspects.”


The Somalia-based al-Shabaab terrorists have been attacking places in the region, especially in Mandera, Wajir and Garissa counties in eastern Kenya, after breaching security zones, which has left dozens of civilians and security officials dead and wounded.


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