Kenyan Police Arrest 109 at Mosques, Seize Explosives
Published on Nov 19, 2014
Kenyan police found explosives at three mosques in Mombasa on Wednesday and arrested 109 people on suspicion they were undergoing militant training, in the latest in a series of raids in the port city.
Kenya is looking to break up Islamist militant networks it blames for a series of attacks in the capital Nairobi as well as along its Indian Ocean coastline, saying many of the recruits are inspired by al Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked Somali group.
"These operations have started and will go on until all places of worship especially mosques in Mombasa are set free from terrorist and criminal elements," Robert Kitur, Mombasa County police commander, told Reuters.