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Kenyan police seize
explosive devices on bus

NAIROBI (Xinhua) --  Kenyan police on Wednesday seized explosive devices in the Mombasa-bound bus following a tip off from the public.

Nairobi deputy police commander Moses Nyakwama said they recovered 401 rolls of ammonium nitrate explosives in two cartons which were on transit to the coastal city of Mombasa.

“We are still looking for another vehicle which has one carton of the explosive devices. The dangerous devices were recovered from a vehicle which was headed to Mombasa. We have launched a manhunt for the suspect who is still at large,” Nyakwama told Xinhua by telephone.

He said the consignments of devices are capable of bringing down a 30-storey building and police have launched a manhunt for a suspect who had sent the parcel concealed as books.

The East African nation is facing a great challenge in dealing with the ‘enemy within’, who has executed several terror attacks undetected as Kenya Defence Forces and its allies effectively fight Al-Shabaab in southern Somalia.

The recovery of the cache comes as East African nation has increasingly faced a major onslaught from Al-Shabaab militants from Somalia who have been hurling grenade and bomb attacks in Nairobi, Mombasa and northern region.

Several civilians including policemen have been killed especially in the northern counties of Garissa, Wajir and Mandera which are near the border with Somalia. 



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