Kenya police kill 'terror couple'

2013-05-19 15:42
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Nairobi - A police official in Nairobi says police shot dead a couple suspected to be terrorists after they threw four grenades, wounding five officers.

Augustine Nthumbi, the officer in charge of the Githurai Kimbo area on the city's outskirts, said on Sunday investigators raided the flat where the couple were staying following a tip and ordered them out of their house.

Nthumbi says the couple refused to surrender, threw grenades and used their eight-month-old baby as a human shield. Nthumbi say two grenades were recovered from the house.

Police have not confirmed affiliations but the use of grenades falls within a pattern of attacks by the Somali-based terror group al-Shabaab.

Kenya has experienced a string of grenade and gun attacks blamed on the al-Qaeda-linked group.

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