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XINHUA NEWS SERVICE REPORTS FROM THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

 

Kenyan police probe killing of two Al-Shabaab returnees

KWALE (Xinhua) -- The Kenyan police on Wednesday launched investigation into the killing of two suspected Al-Shabaab returnees in the coastal county of Kwale.

Kwale police commandant Tom Odera said bodies of the two with multiple gunshot wounds were found dumped at forest by unknown people.

“The bodies were found dumped at Shimba Hills forest with gunshot wounds on the head,” said Odera. He said the two bodies were found decomposing in the forest and had no identification documents.

A preliminary police report indicated that they might have been tortured before they were shot dead at close range.

“Detectives are relying on fingerprints lifted from their bodies to identify the two,” a senior officer, who sought anonymity, said.

“An autopsy will be conducted once we get the families of the two to assist in the investigation,” the officer added.

Sources within the National Intelligence Service and criminal investigations agency said the two might have been on police terror watch.

The Kenyan authority has maintained that despite a decline of terror activities in the country, terrorism remains a major security threat in the region.

This month security agents recovered over 36 grenades, 18 improvised explosive devices, and five AK-47 rifles from suspected terrorists in Merti, Isiolo County.

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EARLIER REPORT:

Somalia forces capture key town from Al-Shabaab militants

MOGADISHU Somalia (Xinhua) -- The Somali National Army (SNA) on Wednesday captured Moqokori, a very strategic town in Hiraan region in central Somalia where Al-Shabaab militants were in full control earlier, an official said.

“The Somali National Army took control of Moqokori town and other villages nearby in an operation this morning. There was no resistance from the militants and it was a successful operation. Our aim is to open to districts in this region,” Ahmed Mohamed Taredisho, a Somali Army Commander in Hiraan region, confirmed to the reporters.

He added that they are committed to liberating more areas still under Al-Shabaab militants who have upped their attacks against the government.

Al-Shabaab militants have not commented on the latest capture of the key town in central Somalia.

             

 

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