Kenyan police arrest medical interns linked to ISIL

Pair had been planning to flee to Somalia, police officer says

Kenyan police arrest medical interns linked to ISIL

World Bulletin / News Desk

Counter-extremism police in Kenya arrested two medical interns early Monday suspected of involvement in plotting a biological attack, police said.

The pair, identified by local media as Mohamed Shukri and Abdulrazak Abdinuur, are thought to be linked to ISIL and had reportedly been planning to flee to Somalia to join the extrem group when they were arrested in the coastal town of Malindi.

A senior anti-extremist police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, said: “They were attached to Mombasa sub-county hospital. Our reports show that they are linked to the university students arrested in Kenya for planning a bio-extrem attack.”

The officer said communications between the suspects and ISIL had been intercepted.

In May, Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett said medical students were being targeted by ISIL.

Shukri and Abdinuur have been linked to Mohammed Abdi Ali, a medical intern arrested early May and accused of planning a biological attack using anthrax.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 29 Ağustos 2016, 17:15