MOMBASA (Xinhua) --
Kenyan anti-terror police on Tuesday killed most
wanted terror suspect, Ismael Shosi who was behind a series of
attacks targeting security officers in the coastal city of
Coast Regional Coordinator Nelson Marwa
described Shosi as the mastermind of radicalization, training
and recruitment of youth to join Al-Shabaab group in Somalia who
return to wage terrorist attacks in the country.
"Acting on intelligence reports our officers managed to kill
Shosi in a shootout. It’s a major breakthrough in the war on
terror in the country. We urge other terror suspects to
surrender to authorities," Marwa told journalists in Nairobi.
Marwa said Shosi was staying in a rented house owned by slain
terror suspect Kassim Amollo who was killed in 2013 in Mombasa.
Police said Shoshi was known for carrying out attacks while
dressed in Muslin women dress buibui (veil) to disguise himself
to avoid police arrest.
Shosi alongside his late brother Ikrima Mohamed Shoshi were
the main suspects behind the killing of Hashim Omar, an officer
within the National Intelligence Service while he was leaving
the Mosque near Kunze Mombasa in July, 2015.
The government had placed a 20,000 U.S. dollar bounty on his
head over alleged links to terrorism activities in the coastal