Kenya’s special undercover officers working with intelligence teams deterred Al Shabaab’s several backpack nuclear devices on transit to Nairobi destined for a massive nuclear attack, greater than the 1998 US bombing.
The nuclear weapons which were being transported by one Musdaf Ismail Hashi, one of the most wanted Al Shabaab Mujahideen suicide bombers, was in various parts including detonating cords and blasting caps which is meant to provide “cover” for the delivery man.
Intelligence teams who have been tracking the suspect say there were several suspicious telephone conversations between Hashi and one of the Al Shabaab leaders who was issuing him with instructions.
Suitcase nukes, commonly known as suitcase bombs are often smuggled into countries, just like drugs and used by terrorists to conduct massive attacks. These nuclear weapons are designed to self-destruct if improperly opened.
Security agents add that Hashi also had a mixture of explosives; RDX (44%), TNT (22%) and Potassium Nitrate (22%) which could have caused a massive damage killing close to 100,000 people.
Kenya’s security system is on the lookout and more police are being trained to fast catch up with methods of detonating nuclear weapons which is now the suspected trend used by Al Shabaab militia group.
Al Shabaab is set to revenge on Kenya through a massive attack following the death of their leader Adan Garar.