Kenyan police kill 4 alleged Islamic extremists

2016-01-21 05:55
Kenya police observe the remains of burnt-out cars at a police station in Mpeketoni, Lamu County. (Simon Maina, AFP)

Kenya police observe the remains of burnt-out cars at a police station in Mpeketoni, Lamu County. (Simon Maina, AFP)

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Nairobi - Kenyan police say they have killed four men described as most-wanted extremist suspects whose names were released to the public in December.

Matawa Muchangi, chief of police in the coastal town of Malindi, where the shoot-out happened, said one of the victims is Suleiman Mohammed Awadh, who was wanted for his alleged role in several Islamic extremist attacks, including the mass killings on a college campus in Garissa in April.

He said: "The four were shot dead when they engaged our officers on a shoot-out and even threw grenades at them."

He said police recovered explosives, arms and mobile phones as well as maps.

Kenya has been attacked several times by Islamic extremists with ties to the Somali extremist group al-Shabaab, which opposes Kenya's military involvement in Somalia.

Read more on:    shabaab  |  kenya  |  east africa

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