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Kenyan police probes al-Shabab suspect over terror activities

Jan 19th 2021 ยท 1 min read

NAIROBI - Kenyan police said Monday they are interrogating an al-Shabab suspect after being arrested on Sunday from his hideout in Kenya's Mandera county near the common border with Somalia.

The police said the 33-year-old Ali Ibrahim Ibrahim was arrested from his house following a tip-off from members of the public.

The police said Ibrahim is suspected to have taken part in the recent terror attack involving a motor vehicle within the Banisa region of Mandera county.

"The suspect on seeing the officers fled from his house and officers managed to chase and arrest him within Shimbir Fatuma Township," the police said in a report.

The police said the manhunt for other terror suspects who are still at large has been intensified in the area which borders Somalia.

The police have blamed local al-Shabab sympathizers for the attacks in the region which have always targeted security personnel and civil servants including teachers.

The East African nation shares a porous border with Somalia and many times the insurgents have carried out cross-border attacks where they also abduct people for ransom.

last updated: 2021-01-19@19:01