Coast police launch Mombasa manhunt for four terror suspects

WANTED: From left, Issa Abdala Kauni, Hussein Said Omar, aka Babli, Abulkadir Abubakar Abdulkadir and Ahmed Said Omar, aka Dogo. PHOTOS | COURTESY

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Kenyan police have released pictures of four terror suspects they believe are planning attacks in the coastal city of Mombasa over the weekend.

A senior police officer, who doesn’t want to be named, linked the suspects to ‘al-Shabaab’ terror group, whom he said, were to attack Labour Day celebrations to be held on Friday.

The police officer said they circulated the photos after intelligence reports showed they are planning retaliatory attacks targeting key installations in the tourism resort city.

The four suspects are said to have been trained on terrorism by ‘al-Shabaab’ militants in Somalia.

The police appealed to the public, who knows the whereabouts of Abulkadir Abubakar Abdulkadir, a brother to one of the three girls who are being detained by police in Mombasa, pending conclusion of investigations to report to the nearest police station.

The three young ladies were arrested in Mandera early this month while attempting to cross to Somalia to join the terror group ‘al-Shabaab’ fighters.

Issa Abdallah Kauni, who went missing from his parents’ home in Mombasa in 2014, is also wanted.

The police said they have intelligence to believe that Kauni traveled to Somalia to join the insurgents in the company of Abdulkadir and urged the public to help in tracing them.

Ahmed Said Omar and Hussein Said Omar, who are brothers, are also among the four armed and dangerous suspects the police believe have been dispatched by ‘al-Shabaab’ to carry out attacks in Mombasa.

Kenyan authorities have heightened surveillance after massacre at the Garissa University College where 148 people were killed.

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