Kenyan police
Kenyan police

Kenyan security forces said Tuesday they are interrogating a terror suspect who was arrested in the coastal city of Mombasa.

Eliud Monari, Mvita divisional police commander in Mombasa, said Abdallah Hassan Noordin is believed to be behind several cases of armed robberies and muggings in the coastal city of Mombasa and has a terrorism case pending in court.

“He was charged in court with two terror-related offenses, however he was released on a bond of 300,000 shillings (about 3,000 U.S. dollars) awaiting hearing and determination of the matter pending before a Mombasa law court,” said Monari.

The police commander said that the suspect was arrested on Tuesday morning at his hideout in Mvita in a raid that was conducted by the security team.

During the raid, police recovered five mobile phones, crude weapons, incuding knives and machetes, three Kenyan national identity cards, sim cards and ATM cards.

Monari said Noordin had earlier been arrested by anti-terror police officers in 2017 after intelligence information indicated that he was in constant communication with al-Shabab operatives in Somalia. Enditem


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