Suspected terrorist shot dead by police in Mombasa

December 8, 2017 9:45 am
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According to area police Chief Benjamin Rotich, the suspect was cornered during a raid at his house at about 3 am/FILE

, MOMBASA, Kenya Dec 8 – A suspected terrorist was on Friday morning shot dead by police in Likoni area of Mombasa.

According to area police Chief Benjamin Rotich, the suspect was cornered during a raid at his house at about 3 am.

Rotich told journalists that the suspect was on the wanted list and had been trailed for several weeks until last night when they received leads that he was at his house.

Police have not however, shared information on the crimes he is accused of, or why he was on the list of wanted terrorists.

A senior police officer at the Anti Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU), the suspect went missing three years ago.

“We received information that he returned to the country two weeks ago and we believe that he was in Somalia,” the officer told Capital FM News.

He is believed to among youths who fled the country in recent years to be recruited by Al Shabaab.

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