MRC to blame for Nyali Barracks attack, says government
02 November 2014, 16:03
Nairobi - The Mombasa Republican Council MRC is to blame for the attacks on a navy barracks, the government has said.
The government through the National Disaster Operations Centre said that the Sunday morning attack was of terrorist nature and driven by the MRC.
" An attempted entry into 77 battalion Mombasa and Malindi AP camp at 5.15
am was a coordinated MRC attack driven by the global terrorist agenda, the NDOC said.
The MRC has yet to officially comment on the attack but sources claimed that the group had no links to the attack.
" This is not an MRC attack. It is government propaganda to try paint the organization in bad light," the source from the MRC said.
The youths, numbering 10 attacked the barracks Sunday morning and
seriously injured a Navy officer before a response team killed 6 of the
attackers whilst the others escaped.
It is understood that after the attack, the officers pursued the attackers in a nearby forest and killed one more.
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machetes, the motive of the attack is yet to be known, but the move to
attack the barracks has raised alarm levels in the city.
attack comes just hours after more than 20 GSU officers were killed in
Kapedo, Turkana on a mission to chase and apprehend bandits.
with the attacks, the security apparatus in the country is under
increasing pressure over the spate of unwarranted deaths, with president
Uhuru Kenyatta expected to address members of the public on the attacks
later on Sunday.
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