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Four suspected thugs gunned down in Nairobi, firearms recovered

By Cyrus Ombati | July 7th 2015 at 09:33:15 GMT +0300

Nairobi, Kenya: Four suspected thugs, among them a woman, were early Tuesday morning shot dead by police in a botched robbery in Kayole, Nairobi and weapons recovered.

One gunman, who police believe was an expert in handling guns, escaped after engaging the officers in a shootout using an AK47 rifle.

Police say a gang of five had planned to attack a local shop at about 5 am when they were confronted by officers on patrol.

Kayole OCPD Ali Nuno said they recovered three pistols including a homemade gun from the deceased.

He said the gang was in a car at an open field when they were confronted by police.

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“There were four men and a woman armed with a rifle and pistols. Four of them were killed in a shootout,” said Nuno.

He added that the gang is believed to have been behind a series of robbery attacks that have been reported in the area in the past months.

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