Attackers’ phones lead to arrest of 3 suspected accomplices

Tasnim Yakub Abdullahi Farah, one of the women killed by police during an attack at Central Police Station in Mombasa on September 11, 2016. A trend has emerged where women are increasingly being involved in terrorism activities in the coastal city. PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The three had made their way into the station under the guise of reporting the theft of a mobile phone.
  • Mombasa County Police Commander Patterson Maelo said one police officer suffered injury to the hip and the other to the arm.
  • Mr Joho called on the police to guard public places such as beaches, and urged residents to cooperate with security officers to divulge information.

Tension was high in Mombasa following a foiled terrorist attack on the Central Police Station on Sunday.

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