Video PlayerClose MANDERA, Kenya, July 13 (Xinhua) — Kenyan police have confirmed that an al-Shabab terrorist was killed on Monday by a bomb he was assembling to carry out roadside attacks in Mandera near the Somali border. Rono Bunei, Northeastern regional police commander confirmed the incident, saying the terrorist was killed by an improvised explosive device (IED) he was planting on the roadside in Geneva area in Mandera County, northeastern region. “A suspected al-Shabab terrorist was hit by an improvised explosive device at Geneva village in Mandera County,” said Bunei. “It’s believed he was busy planting the explosive device before it exploded on him,” he added, noting that he was planting the explosive device targeting security agents using the route. Bunei said they have enhanced security operations to address such incidents, noting that such bombs are set up to target movements of security officers in the region which borders Somalia. “We can stop such incidents with the help of locals. No one can plant a bomb on a public road without being seen by locals hence the need for their cooperation to stop the trend,” said the police commander who called on residents to cooperate with the police. Local al-Shabab… Read full this story
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