Police warn of possible terror attacks in Kenya after KDF incursions in Somalia

Amisom soldiers in El Adde. Photo/Courtesy

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Police have warned that terror group al Shabaab may retaliate following attacks by Kenyan troops and the Somali National Army.

The militants have been fleeing Somalia towards Kenya and pose a real threat, said National Police Service spokesman George Kinoti.

Security agencies asked the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious people or objects.

They asked security guards to thoroughly screen people and vehicles getting into premises. Matatu and hotel operators, and other service providers were also urged to be cautious.

The Kenya Defence Forces killed 34 al Shabaab militants in two separate incidents on Saturday and Sunday in Somalia.

On Saturday, 21 of the insurgents were killed in the southern town of Afmadow in an ambush in which two Kenyan soldiers died.

KDF spokesman David Obonyo said in a statement that on Sunday, Kenyan troops killed a further 13 fighters just north of Ras Kamboni, also in southern Somalia.

He said from the two incidents, KDF troops had recovered 27 AK 47 rifles, five rocket propelled grenades, a pistol, two PKM machine guns and ammunition.

In January, Kenyan troops as part of the AU mission in Somalia took heavy losses when al Shabaab launched a dawn raid on their camp in El Adde near the Kenyan border. No exact casualty figure has been given.

More than 900 Kenyans have been killed in terror related attacks in the past ten years.

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