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Police kill suspected Al-Shabaab terrorist; list of attack targets, 763 bullets recovered

The suspects had a list showing the areas they were planning to attack, police said. [File, Standard]

Police in Kwale County on Wednesday morning, June 23 shot dead a suspected terrorist at Bombo area in Matuga Sub-County.

Authorities said they had received intelligence reports that the suspected Al-Shabaab militants were plotting an attack on a security establishment in Kwale County.

Upon raiding the suspected terrorists’ hideout in Bombo at 5:30am, police fatally shot one suspect. Two others, however, escaped with gunshot wounds.

An AK-47 rifle, 763 bullets, a HP laptop, nine mobile phones, a flash drive, 100 grams of magnesium metal powder, an MP3 player, a note listing targeted areas and a box of filter paper were among the items recovered from the suspects.

The deceased was taken to Kwale Sub-County Hospital morgue.

Police say they are pursuing the other two suspects who escaped.