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Kenyan police kill terror suspect in coastal town

29 June 2016, 19:50

Mombasa (Xinhua) -- Kenyan police on Wednesday killed a terror suspect in the coastal town of Malindi.

Regional police boss Francis Wanjohi said three other suspects were arrested during the operation when police raided two houses suspected of recruiting and plotting terrorist attacks within Breeze point area in Malindi.

Rashid Sultan Mbaraka, armed with shot gun was killed after he resisted police from accessing one of the houses.

A police officer was also shot in the left hand and had bullet lodged in his chest and rushed to Mombasa private hospital (Aga Khan) where he is undergoing treatment.

Wanjohi said the police are interrogating the three over terrorist activities.

"We had information of ongoing recruitments within Malindi and muilt-agency teams were immediately dispatched and they managed to thwart their intention. One was killed, three arrested,"Wanjohi said.

Police recovered jihadi materials, 18 photocopies of identification cards and 15 passports size photos of youth believed to have been recruited to join the Al-Shabaab group were also recovered from the house.

The police also recovered the shot gun, a pistol, 15 rounds of ammunition, six mobile phones and laptop.

Abdullaziz Ali Sultan, who hails from Majengo area in Mombasa was among the three suspects arrested, is facing attempted murder and terrorism charges.

Wanjohi said security agents have heightened security in the coastal region to deal with Al-Shabaab terrorist group that has threatened to stage attacks in the country.

- Xinhua


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