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Kenyan forces kill suspected Islamist militants

By on June 29, 2016

Kenyan forces on Wednesday killed five suspected members of Somalia’s al Shabaab, which has claimed responsbilityfor attacks that have killed hundreds in Kenya in the last three years, officials said.

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) spokesman David Obonyo said in a statement troops had killed four militants believed to belong to the Islamist group during a clash near a military camp in Lamu County in the country’s east. A soldier was also wounded.

In a separate incident in the coastal resort of Malindi, police killed a suspected al Shabaab member and arrested two of his accomplices.

“The suspect who was shot dead fired at our officers first and injured one of them, who is undergoing treatment,” Malindi area police chief Matau Mushangi told reporters.

Police recovered a shotgun, revolver, 18 national identity cards of people he said he believed the suspects had recruited, and over 20 passports.

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