Wanted terror suspect shot dead in Mombasa

Wanted terror suspect shot dead in Mombasa

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Police in Mombasa. FILE/PHOTO.

Mombasa,KENYA: A wanted terror suspect has been killed by police in Bamburi estate, Mombasa.

The suspect identified as Hassan Said alias Modi, was gunned down by officers from the Anti-Terrorism police unit (ATPU) who were trailing him.

ATPU had been monitoring his moves for a long time since his accomplice Mohammed Soshi was killed in Kisauni.

He was felled next to ACK St. Stephen’s church in Bamburi at 9:00pm as he was trying to escape, according to police.

The suspect is said to have been hiding in the area after escaping a police dragnet for a long time.

Regional police boss Larry kieng’ confirmed the incident.

The suspect had been on a terror watch list and had earlier killed a police officer and stole his firearm, said the police boss.

“He was also a friend to another terror suspect Mohammed Soshi who was gunned down in Kisauni,” said Kieng’.

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