MALINDI (Xinhua) --
Kenya’s anti-terrorism police officers are on
Saturday holding six terror suspects in the coastal town of Malindi.
A contingent of special units raided a house on Friday night and
managed to arrest the six suspected of funding the Al-Shabaab terror
"Six people arrested and seven mobile phones recovered that are
held for several suspicious cash transfers to individuals linked to
Al-Shabaab in Somalia.
Malindi police commander Muchangi Matawa said the six are being
interrogated by anti-terrorism police officers detectives over
alleged links to the group.
According to police the suspects are part of terror network
behind the recruitment of youth to join the Al-Shabaab militant
The suspects include women believed to be targeting young girls
who are lured to cross over to Somalia to become Al-Shabaab brides.
Kenya authorities are in higher alert over possible attacks by the
Somalia-based militant group.
Last year, the police warned that at least six Al-Shabaab
fighters had been dispatched from Somalia to carryout the attacks on
unspecified locations in Kenya.
According to police, the Al-Shabaab militia is planning to use
suicide bombers to execute the attacks targeting key government
facilities and popular public places which the police said should be
put under vigilance to foil any possible attack in Malindi.
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