Kenya says major al Shabaab attacks foiled
NAIROBI, Kenya – Kenyan intelligence says its security forces have foiled major attacks orchestrated by al Shabaab in the capital, Nairobi.
The spy agency said the security forces raided on a house in Mombasa, Kenya’s main tourist destination where the al Shabaab was preparing its attacks.
It says a suspected militant was killed and two others were captured alive during the operation.
The Kenyan intelligence says the group was planning to target key government buildings in the capital, Nairobi.
The intelligence says the two suspects are being interrogated.
The al Qaeda linked al Shabaab group still poses its threat inside Kenya after Nairobi sent its troops into Somalia operating under the African Union force.
In December 2015, Al Shabaab gunmen killed 28 people, mostly Christian teachers on a bus heading home to Mandera from Nairobi for the Christmas holiday.
In April of 2015, the group’s militants stormed into Kenya’s Garissa University, where its fighters killed 148 students — most of them Christian.
In 2013, fighters from the al-Qaeda-linked group attacked an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, killing more than 70 people. The siege on the mall lasted for four days.
The group also claimed the responsibility for a 19-hour siege on the affluent DusitD2 hotel on January 2019 in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, which left 21 people dead, while another 28 wounded.