Kenya: Massive police raid targets radical Mombasa mosques

Kenya: Massive police raid targets radical Mombasa mosques


More than 600 General Service Unit, regular and Administration Police officers swarmed the area in a bid to flush out radical youth.

Unconfirmed reports say one person was shot dead. Eye witnesses said they heard gunshots Sunday night.

The gate to Sakina Mosque was pulled down as security officers forced their way in to flush out the youth.

“We heard several gunshots around Masjid Musa at night. The area has been cordoned off and motor vehicles and pedestrians have been directed to use other roads,” said a witness who did not want to be named.

There was heavy police presence in Kisauni where a community policing member was shot dead by unknown people on Friday night.

Police vehicles were seen ferrying youth arrested in the operation to police stations within Mombasa town Monday morning.

Mombasa OCPD Geoffrey Mayek confirmed the raid saying “this is a major security operation”.

Police said they recovered grenades, pistols, knives and materials promoting terrorism from the two mosques.

Credit: Daily Nation  

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