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Kenyan Police on High Alert over Potential Terrorist Attacks Around Mombasa

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Newsweek

Kenyan Police on High Alert over Potential Terrorist Attacks Around Mombasa

By Hunter Moyler

Kenyan security forces help people to escape after a bomb blast at DusitD2 hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, on January 15, 2019KABIR DHANJI/GETTY

Kenyan police are on high alert after recovering intelligence suggesting that several operatives had been sent into the country by al-Shabaab, a Somali jihadist group affiliated with al-Qaeda.

Police believe seven operatives have been sent into Kenya to carry out attacks on several key counties. Both Kwale and Kilifi counties are located along the country's coast on the Indian Ocean and both border Mombasa, Kenya's second-largest city by population, to the southwest and north.
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Police told media that they believe the al-Shabaab militants intend to carry out attacks on several important institutions in the two counties and Mombasa, including Moi International Airport, Kenya Ports Authority and the Standard Gauge Railway terminus.

Read more: https://www.newsweek.com/kenyan-police-high-alert-over-potential-terrorist-attacks-around-mombasa-1462058?amp=1