NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenyan police on Friday launched a major manhunt for an
al-Shabaab commander and five other key terror suspects
behind a series of attacks in northeastern Kenya.
The police have offered 20,000 U.S.
dollars each for any information that could lead to the
arrest of the six suspected al-Shabaab militants
believed to be planning terror attacks in the east
Authorities have circulated a photo of
a woman and five men, including Issack Alio Mohammed, a
Kenyan al-Shabaab commander and an improvised explosive
device (IED) expert.
Other terror suspects being sought by
the police include Abdiwhab Osman, Hareth Hillow, Kusow
Yarrow and Mumina Erobe.
Alio, an al-Shabaab operative who
hails from Mandera County in northeast Kenya, is
believed to be behind a series of attacks along the
His main targets have been security
personnel and telecom cell towers in Kenya’s northeast
and coastal regions.
The police called on the public to be
vigilant and report the whereabouts of the suspects.
Kenya faces insecurity as bomb attacks
using IEDs and grenades have become more frequent in the
northeastern and coastal regions since its soldiers
entered Somalia in 2011 to fight al-Shabaab and secure
the shared border.
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