Police kill Al-shabaab suspect in foiled Kombani station attack

Police kill Al-shabaab suspect in foiled Kombani station attack

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Kombani Administration camp in Kwale County. PHOTO:WELDON KEMBOI

Kwale,KENYA:Police in Kwale County have gunned down one suspected Al-shabaab militant and injured several others after attacking Kombani  Administration Police (AP) camp.

Three AP officers were also injured in the attack.They were rushed to the hospital with arrows stuck on their bodies.

The suspects numbering 8-10, had attacked the police post with a mission of robbing officers their guns before police opened fire and shot dead one attacker.

According to police, the suspects were armed with bows, arrows and machetes in the 3 am incident.

Kwale County Commissioner Mr. Kutswa Olakha confirmed the incident saying the suspects were chanting – ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is great).

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He said a contingent of officers drawn from various departments have been deployed in the area to trail the suspects whom some escaped with bullets wounds.

Mr. Olakha noted that experts have been mobilized to carry out investigations at the scene.

“We are following crucial leads to ascertain the reason for attack.” He said.

Police also recovered  some weapons from the suspect who was killed which they say  will be used in investigations.

Its alleged some attackers wore police combats which are yet to be identified to which country they belong to. County Commissioner Kutswa Olakha chaired an impromptu public baraza where he urged resident to volunteer information about the attackers.