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Two terror suspects killed, 4 police officers injured in raid

By - | Updated Wed, October 17th 2012 at 00:00 GMT +3

By Cyrus Ombati

Two terror suspects were killed and four police officers wounded in a dawn raid in Likoni area, Mombasa.

Police said they were following intelligence that some terror suspects were hiding in the area and wanted to arrest them when a grenade was hurled at them injuring the four on Wednesday morning.

According to police, a pistol, an AK47 rifle, two grenades and 15 bullets were recovered from the house where the two had been killed.

Coast police boss Aggrey Adoli says the injured officers are in hospital and in stable condition.

He added police had on Tuesday arrested a suspect in Changamwe area and he led them to a house where his accomplice was hiding.

“On reaching at the house, those inside refused to open and instead hurled a grenade at the officers killing his accomplice and injured our officers. He was later killed in a shootout,” said Adoli.

Police were still searching houses in the area of the incident with hopes of making more recoveries.

Adoli says they intend to make more arrests and recoveries as they step up war on terrorism.

The raid was conducted by General Service Unit personnel and their Anti-terror Police Unit counterparts.