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Kenyan authorities have announced that they have arrested two Iranians suspected of planning terrorist attacks on Nairobi.
The Interior Ministry said on Saturday that “the two men, Abubakar Sadiq Louw and Yassin Sambai Juma, have admitted to conspiring to mount terror attacks against Western targets in Kenya.”
Inspector General of the Kenyan Police, Joseph Boinett, stated that on Saturday the police had retrieved fundamental information on the two suspected being part of an Iranian terror ring.
“We have irrefutable evidence that they have been recruited into an Iranian spying ring. “The mission of that ring was to mount terror attacks in this city, not only targeting western interest but our people as well.” Boinett stated.
Kenya has experienced many terror attacks, the Garissa University attacks among one of the worst. However, since the attacks in Paris on Friday 13 of this month security measures have been increased in the country.
Boinett at the time of rising security procedures said “whilst we in the Police have stepped up vigilance, we call on the public to exercise maximum level of alertness.”