Kenyan troops in Somalia repelled an al-Shabaab raid and retrieved 11 guns loaded with bullets. The forces were acting on a tip when they encountered and captured a suspect who was carrying the weapons in the Burahache area, just a few kilometres from the Kenya-Somalia border in Mandera.
The suspect is said to be a member of the terror group’s logistical unit. They are reported to have plotted a large-scale attack against the surrounding base’s troops. Terrorists could have crossed into Kenya with the weapons and carried out a fatal mission, according to worries. According to sources familiar with the operation, the recovery was considered significant and harmed the gang’s intentions.
This comes after allegations that militants were planning an attack sparked increased attention in several sections of the country. With Ramadan coming to an end and rains falling across parts of the Kenya-Somalia border, there are fears that terrorists will dispatch remnants with orders to strike certain regions. To foil any such schemes, security has been stepped up in major cities.