KWALE (Xinhua) --
Six militants escaped when police
raided a residential house used as a training and recruitment
center for terror activities in Kwale county in coastal Kenya on
Tom Odero, Kwale police commander said the
militants numbering six escaped after a fierce gun battle.
Odero said the militants had sneaked into the country through
porous Boni Forest from Somalia before setting up the training
ground in the area.
"This must have been a training ground for terror-related
activities for some time.
"We are currently pursuing them and we are sure we will get
hold of them soon," Odero told Xinhua.
According to Odero, the police recovered assorted items
including bomb making materials during the dawn raid conducted
by anti-terror police.
He said a thorough operation has been launched in the area to
hunt the militants.
Other items recovered include military clothes, machetes,
knives, cables, fertilizer, matchboxes and black flags. Odero
said the police also recovered stationary including books and
notes with religious writings.
Kenya is currently engaged in the fight against the militia
group in southern Somalia where its soldiers under the African
Union peacekeeping mission (AMISOM) have intensified fight
against the insurgents.
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