Al-Shabaab suspects repulsed in Garissa by security forces

The Kenyan Security forces on Sunday night repulsed an attack from suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen at a construction site in Shimbirey, Garissa County.

Police Commander in Garissa confirmed that eight gunmen had targeted the construction site but were driven away by a team of Kenya Defense Forces alongside policemen in a shootout.

No casualties have been reported but the security guard manning the gate and his wife suffered gun wounds and are recuperating in Garissa Referra Hospital.

All the 45 workers at the construction site, including Chinese nationalities have been accounted for.

On Saturday, police arrested three militia suspects, two Somalis and one Kenyan, in Hagadera Garissa where they recovered three pistols and 36 bullets.

North Eastern Regional Commander Paul Soy said that the two Somali suspects were aboard a hired vehicles and instructed the driver to avoid routes manned by authorities.

READ: THE TERRORIST’S TERRORIST: MAN WHO BRAVES ATTACKS TO RESCUE KENYANS

The suspects who were expected to be arraigned in court today (Monday) have been flown to Nairobi and will appear before the court of law on Tuesday.

This comes as authorities have tightened security operations across the country with concentration in regions along Kenya-Somalia borders.

Security operations have also been heightened in the vast Dadaab refugee centre and along the borders with an aim to flush out Al-shabaab militias, terrorist sympathizers and their financiers belived to be hiding there.

In April 2015, Garissa County was hit by Al-Shabaab terrorist where 147 students of Moi University were killed and 78 injured.

SEE ALSO: KINOTI: TWO RIVERSIDE TERROR ATTACK SUSPECTS ARRESTED

Recently, the terrorist group attacked Dusit D2 Hotel in Nairobi that resulted to 21 casualties.

The police have launched a manhunt for six terror suspects linked to the Dusit attack who played various roles in the terror.

The six suspects who have gone into hiding are: Didu Mohamed Fugicha, Hussein Adan Hussein, Gadaffi Munene, Abdi Ali Kanchora, Boru Abdi Bidu, and Ramadhan Wario Bonaya.

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