BREAKING: Kenyan police foil terrorist attack

BREAKING: Kenyan police foil terrorist attack

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– BREAKING: Kenyan police foil terrorist attack

– Two persons have been taken to custody

– Police have offered reward for information leading to arrest of others

BREAKING: Kenyan police foil terrorist attack

Kenyan police have reportedly announced they have foiled a supposedly “large-scale” biological anthrax attack by an Islamic-state linked terror group.

Police have however refused to disclose the identity of the terror group, claiming it is one whose network stretches across the country and outside its borders, including to Somalia, Libya and Syria.

According to BBC, in connection to the foiled attack, Police have arrested a man, his wife and another woman have been arrested. The Kenyan police has also placed bounty on the heads of two other members of the group believed to be at large.

BREAKING: Kenyan police foil terrorist attack

In a statement, the police said Mohammed Abdi Ali, a medical intern at a Kenyan hospital, was in charge of a “terror network… planning large-scale attacks akin to the Westgate Mall attack” in which 67 people were killed, BBC reported.

He was also described to be one who “engaged in the active radicalisation” of students and helped recruit Kenyans “to join terror groups in Libya and Syria”.

The statement says Mr Ali’s network had in their ranks medical experts who could help organise a biological attack using anthrax.

His wife, Nuseiba Mohammed Haji, a student, was also arrested, in Uganda, as was a friend, Fatuma Mohammed Hanshi.

In the statement, the police added that accomplices of Mr Ali had gone in to hiding, including Ahmed Hish and Farah Dagane, who are medical interns.

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Police describing them as “armed and dangerous” offered two million Kenyan shillings (£6,800; $9,900) for information leading to their apprehension.