KWALE (Xinhua) -- Kenyan
security officers on Wednesday foiled a terror attack and seized rifles and
ammunition in the coastal county of Kwale.
they recovered two AK-47 rifles and 73 rounds of ammunition at a hideout
believed to be used by Al-Shabaab militants to plan attacks during the festive
police boss Joseph Chebusit told reporters that he believed one of the guns
recovered was snatched from two police officers killed at an Anglican church in
Ukunda during a terror attack.
officers were killed and two rifles stolen by gunmen riding on motorbike on
September 3. The assailants escaped after stealing one rifle from the officers.
police said they are pursuing at least five returnees who escaped during the
raid that led to the recovery of the firearms.
regional police boss Larry Kieng said police have heightened security to deal
with terrorism threats during the festive season.
security agents are prepared to provide security for both foreigners and locals
during the festive season.
public and private vehicles using the Lamu-Garsen road have been advised to seek
security escort due to security threats posed by the Al-Shabaab group.