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Five Al Shabaab militants killed, car bomb recovered

20 October 2014, 09:48

Nairobi - A Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) spokesman says soldiers attached to Amisom stopped a terror attack by killing five suspected Al Shabaab bombers attempting to cross into Kenya from Ethiopia in a car carrying explosives and six suicide vests.

Bogita Ongeri said Sunday authorities recovered 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of TNT from the vehicle which was intercepted at Dolo along Kenya's border with Ethiopia on Saturday.

Also read: Al-Shabaab retreat to Kismayu

Ongeri said security forces had been tracking the car which had Kenyan registration and were aware that the suspected terrorists had unsuccessfully tried to gain entry into Kenya at another border point.

He said the five suspects killed are members of the Somali militant group al-Shabab, which is allied to al-Qaida.

Al-Shabaab carries out terrorist bombings in Kenya because Kenyan troops are in Somalia fighting the militants.

- AP


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