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Kenya On Alert Over Imminent Al-Shabaab Attack On Soft Targets

Kenya security agencies on high alert after intelligence reports indicated that Al Shabaab could be planning a major attack on areas near Kenya’s border with Somalia.

Kenya security agencies on high alert after intelligence reports indicated that Al Shabaab could be planning a major attack on areas near Kenya’s border with Somalia.

The Intelligence reports noted that Al-Shabaab fighters have set up a plan to attack KDF and police camps in Mandera county.

Kenyan Police spokesman Charles Owino said the agencies operating at the border areas were put on standby due to reports that the terrorists were gathering in El-Ade area of Somalia’s southern region, Gedo.

“Security agencies are also on alert for any possible attack by Al-Shabaab fighters targeting security installations and any other soft targets along the border between Mandera and Elwak,” he said.

He added that in the past two weeks, the militants had been converging close to the Kenyan border. The buildup has been evident in Hola, Dura, Jidahaley, Juma, and Ilkabere.

The Anti-Stock Theft Unit camp in El Ram, Mandera South, was identified as the main target.

The group’s fighters also planning to attack the Daba City GSU camp, AP’s Rural Border Patrol Unit’s and KDF’s special forces camps in Elwak and Kotulo.

The group is said to have been planning a major attack on the police camp to revenge the killing of 20 Al-Shabaab fighters by KDF airstrikes in Gedo region.

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