Kenyan police gun down 3 Al-Shabaab suspects

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A chief (R) destroys a den during a crackdown on illicit brew at Motherland slums in Nairobi's Eastleigh estate, Kenya, July 14, 2015. Kenyan Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery on Tuesday said that about 20,000 suspects have been arrested over illicit alcohol and 99 chiefs and sub-chiefs dismissed, and drastic action taken against 15 police officers in the war against the illicit brew. (Xinhua/John Okoyo)
A chief (R) destroys a den during a crackdown on illicit brew at Motherland slums in Nairobi's Eastleigh estate, Kenya, July 14, 2015. Kenyan Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery on Tuesday said that about 20,000 suspects have been arrested over illicit alcohol and 99 chiefs and sub-chiefs dismissed, and drastic action taken against 15 police officers in the war against the illicit brew. (Xinhua/John Okoyo)

Kenya’s security forces on Monday killed three Al-Shabaab suspects in the coastal town of Tana River.

Deputy County Commissioner Michael Kioni said several rifles and ammunitions were recovered from the suspects.

Kioni said he suspects the three might be part of Al-Shabaab members behind recent attacks targeting security agents in northeast Kenya.

“They (suspects) were ambushed by police and Kenya police reservists and killed in fierce gun fight. We have launched investigations to identify the suspects,” Kioni said.

The three are suspected to be planning attacks during the holy month of Ramadan.

The killing comes after the National Intelligence Service (NIS) on Friday warned of possible terror attacks in the coastal region by Al-Shabaab operatives during the month.

The NIS warned militants have dispatched fighters in parts of northeastern and coastal region to carry out sting attacks targeting security agents and civilians. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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