Security report indicate that at least three Al-Shabaab operatives were on Monday gunned down by police in Wayu area of Tana River County.
The report further show that the three terror operatives have part of a group behind recent attacks targeting security agents in the area.
Deputy Commissioner Michael Kioni confirming of the raid noted that the intelligence-led operation was a success saying several rifles and ammunition from the suspects who were wearing jungle uniform were also recovered.
“They were ambushed by police and Kenya police reservists on Monday, and killed in a fierce gun fight,” Kioni said.
The authority also indicated that the three were on a mission to launch attacks during the holy month of Ramadhan. Their bodies were taken to Hola mortuary for forensic examination.
The National Intelligence Service (NIS) last Friday warned of possible attacks in the Coast region by al Shabaab operatives in the month of Ramadhan and called for beef-up security in several areas.
The spy agency said the terror group has activated fighters in parts of North Eastern and Coast to carry out sting attacks targeting security agents and civilians especially Christians who the terror group blame on sitting on ‘Muslim land’.