Students with ISIS links face charges, another sought

August 30, 2016 12:00 pm
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Anti-terror police are also looking for a third student who is part of the group of medical students believed to have been recruited to join ISIS/FILE
Anti-terror police are also looking for a third student who is part of the group of medical students believed to have been recruited to join ISIS/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 30 – Two medical students arrested in Malindi over alleged links with the ISIS terror group will on Tuesday be charged for being members of a terrorist organisation.

Anti-terror police are also looking for a third student who is part of the group of medical students believed to have been recruited to join ISIS.

The two medical interns at Malindi sub-county hospital were arrested by a joint team of detectives from Nairobi and Mombasa.

According to a senior officer involved in the operation, detectives were able to intercept communication of the two, as they planned to travel to join the ISIS militants.

They were allegedly recruited by Mohammed Abdi Ali, one of the students arrested after police foiled the planned anthrax attack on April 29.

The two according to detectives studied medicine at a university in Eastern Europe and were currently living together in a hideout in Malindi from where they were arrested.

Initial investigations indicate that the two have been on police watch though they had been evading the police dragnet.

According to reports, they were planning to relocate to Puntland in Somalia, where they would have joined a terror cell operating in the region.

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