FOILED! Six suspects nabbed with EXPLOSIVES at Kenya-Somalia border

FOILED! Six suspects nabbed with EXPLOSIVES at Kenya-Somalia border

Six terrorists who had plans to carry out attacks in Kenya were nabbed near the Kenya-Somalia border Friday, Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Boinnet stated on Sunday.

In a statement to newsrooms, Boinnet said that the six –who had plotted to sneak into the country with explosives – were planning to carry out an attack in the country.

“On Friday June 9th 2017, our security officers, working in collaboration with their counterparts in Somalia foiled a planned deadly terror attack in Kenya. In a sting operation six terrorists were arrested in Bula Hawa near Mandera town. The six were attempting to sneak into the country with an assortment of explosives,” read the statement.

Two amongst the six, two – Abdullahi Daud Adan and Ismail Issack Mohamed – are Kenyan citizens from Mandera Central.

The other four are Somali Citizens, and have been identified as: Mohamed Weyhow, Hassan Bule, Hassan Jama and Ahmed Muse.

Kiunga Blast

This report comes even as Kenya Defense Forces Spokesperson Joseph Owuoth confirmed that an IED exploded in Kiunga, Lamu County Sunday morning.

Speaking to Citizen Digital in a phone interview, Owuoth said that there were no causalities in the 11:00am incident.

He said that officers from Baure Military Camp were on re-supply duty when the IED exploded –this being the latest in a series of attacks in that region this year.

Owuoth says a probe into the blast is underway, adding that KDF officers are combing the area looking for the perpetrators.

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