KWALE (Xinhua) --
The Kenyan police on Wednesday launched
investigation into the killing of two suspected Al-Shabaab
returnees in the coastal county of Kwale.
police commandant Tom Odera said bodies of the two with multiple
gunshot wounds were found dumped at forest by unknown people.
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
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,
autopsy will be conducted once we get the families of the two to
assist in the investigation,” the officer added.
within the National Intelligence Service and criminal
investigations agency said the two might have been on police
Kenyan authority has maintained that despite a decline of terror
activities in the country, terrorism remains a major security
threat in the region.
month security agents recovered over 36 grenades, 18 improvised
explosive devices, and five AK-47 rifles from suspected
terrorists in Merti, Isiolo County.
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.
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.
that they are committed to liberating more areas still under Al-Shabaab
militants who have upped their attacks against the government.
militants have not commented on the latest capture of the key
town in central Somalia.