Mobile  |  About us  |  Photos  |  Videos  |  Subscriptions  |  RSS Feeds  |  Today's Paper  |  Classifieds  |  Contact Us
The Daily Star
THURSDAY, 17 APR 2014
03:54 AM Beirut time
Weather    
Beirut
17 °C
Blom Index
BLOM
1,214.01down
Middle East
Follow this story Print RSS Feed ePaper share this
2 suspects arrested over planning suicide attacks in Nairobi
Agence France Presse
A+ A-

NAIROBI: Police in the Kenyan capital Friday said they have arrested two suspects who were allegedly planning suicide attacks, and also seized six explosive vests and other arms and ammunition in an overnight raid.

"These suspects wanted to use these arms to harm innocent Kenyans during Sunday church services," a police officer involved in the raid told AFP.

He said two other suspects still at large were being hunted by police.

Nairobi deputy police chief Moses Nyakwama Ombati said the two suspects detained, both Somali nationals by birth and naturalised Kenyans, were arrested at a house in the Eastleigh area of the city, known as Little Mogadishu.

He said the suicide vests seized were wired up to mobile phones complete with batteries and were therefore ready for use.

Ever since Kenya sent tanks and troops into neighbouring Somalia to fight Ismalist extremists almost one year ago, the country has been hit by a series of grenade attacks, explosions and shootings, sometimes against police targets and sometimes against either bars or Christian religious gatherings.

 
Home Middle East
 
     
 
Kenya
Advertisement
Comments  

Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement


Baabda 2014
Advertisement
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Linked In Follow us on Google+ Subscribe to our Live Feed
Multimedia
Images  
Pictures of the day
A selection of images from around the world- Tuesday April 15, 2014
View all view all
Advertisement
Rami G. Khouri
Rami G. Khouri
Silencing Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s hate talk
Michael Young
Michael Young
Why confuse gibberish with knowledge?
David Ignatius
David Ignatius
Putin will keep rolling, until Obama says no
View all view all
Advertisement
cartoon
 
Click to View Articles
 
 
News
Business
Opinion
Sports
Culture
Technology
Entertainment
Privacy Policy | Anti-Spamming Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright Notice
© 2014 The Daily Star - All Rights Reserved - Designed and Developed By IDS