Coastal Region Threat Alert for Possible Al Shabaab Terror Attacks

OSINT Report

Intelligence reports Al Shabaab Terror group is ‘planning’ to wage attacks in churches, hospitals and police stations with high alert target in Kwale County during Ramadhan period.

The Somali based Islamists group Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen is believed to have trained several youths promising to support their families in case they die in the cause of jihad.

An intelligence report shows the militant group is believed to be working closely with Mombasa Republican Council (MRC), a coastal land militant group.

Mombasa Republican Council is also believed to be involved in ivory haul in connection with Al Shabaab Militant group to raise funds to finance their terror activities.

See also: MRC & Al Shabaab Poaching Kenya Wildlife To Finance Militancy; GOK Interior Ministry

MRC Members are also believed to be training alongside Al Shabaab militants in the coastal areas of Kenya; Kwale, Mombasa, and Kilifi

The new terror campaign in Kwale County which is preaching on the “plan to liberate the area to be dominated by a certain religion only” is expected to arouse fear, uncertainty and divisions among diverse communities living the county.

People of Somali and Tanzania origin have been meeting the youths promising them good tidings if they join the militant cause. The recruited youths are also believed to have taken an oath of commitment in Boyani area and thereafter prepare for training in Kubo South.

Kwale County Commissioner has said the security agencies are working closely on the report but hinted there is also a possibility these people might be the MRC, but disguised as Al Shabaab.

Read Also:  AMISOM Troops Foil an Al-Shabaab Attack Targeting SNA Camp in El Baraf

See also: Critical Threats As Al Shabaab Terrorists Threatens East Africa During Ramadhan

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