Friday, 10 June 2016

Kenya - areas vulnerable to attacks by al-Shabaabal-Shabaab during Ramadha

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Abdikarim Hussein 1 week ago 31993
Areas that al-Shabaab might  attack during the month of Ramadhan
– Kenya police have warned the public to be vigilant during the Islamic holy month of Ramadhan as al-Shabaab could attack
– Police say the terror group militants are running away from Somalia into Kenya from Amisom operations 
–  Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett said the areas prone to al-Shabaab attacks are North eastern Kenya and parts of Coast region 
Kenya police have issued a warning to the public to be vigilant of terrorist attacks during the holy month of Ramadhan.
Police said the terror group is planning to use the month to carry out attacks on Kenyans.
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett said police and other security organs have beefed up security to protect Kenyans.
Police gave the areas vulnerable to attacks by al-Shabaab. The areas facing threats of attacks are Arabia, Fino, Elwak in Mandera country.
Other areas in danger are IIkambere, Kolbio areas in Garrisa county all in the northeastern part of Kenya and Boni Forest in the coast region.
Kenya on high alert against al-Shabaab during Ramadhan
Militants from al-Shabaab group. Police have warned of an impending attack during the Muslim holy month of Ramadhan. Photo/AP
Boinett said Kenyans who live near the Somali border should be vigilant and report anyone suspicious.
“We there wish to ask all Kenyans especially those living close to the Kenya/Somalia boarder to exercise extra vigilance and report any suspicious individuals to police,” Boinnet said.
The police chief said al-Shabaab are fleeing to Kenya after being defeated in Somalia.
“Whereas the police as well as other national security agencies are still vigilant to deter terrorist elements from sneaking into our country,
There are indications that some al-Shabaab terrorists fleeing from AMISOM action in Somalia, could be making attempts to infiltrate into our country and stage attacks during the Holy month of Ramadan,” he said

The warning by the police comes after intelligence services had denied 45 al-Shabaab fighters had entered Kenya.
Media reports had said three groups of al-Shabaab fighters had infiltrated into the country through Wajir County border with Somalia.

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