Kenya: Police raid Al-Shabaab camp in Garissa, seize weapons

Kenyan security forces are pursuing suspected Al-Shabaab militants who escaped following a raid on their makeshift camp in Garissa county.

According to the National Police Service, officers from the Special Operation Group who were on patrol Monday at 11 am engaged about 10 militants in a shootout but they fled.

The special unit followed a trail of footprints for almost three kilometers when they stumbled on the assailant’s hideout.

In the process, they recovered several warfare equipment including; 2 RPGs with 7 warheads, 6 AK47 rifles with 20 Magazines, 1 PKM Machine gun with a belt of 200 rounds, 2 hand grenades, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) materials, food cache, a cell phone and memory card.

“On 22 May 2023, at around 1100hrs while along Diiso, Biamthow SOG Officers on patrol found fresh footprints at Billow Dam and after tracking the footprints for about 2.7 kms, where they came across a makeshift camp with about 10 suspected Alshabaab militants engaged in a shootout, and the militants escaped,” NPS said in a statement.

Efforts are underway to arrest the suspects.

Source: Nam News Network (NNN)