KDF operation leaves 1 dead, sparks violent protests

KDF is rounding up suspected Al-Shabaab militants.

The 50-year-old Hassan Abdi Muhumed was felled after he was arrested together with dozens of other men in Kutulo town on Thursday morning, police have said.

Confirming the incident, Mr Issa Ahmed Abdi, the Wargadud Ward rep, said Mr Muhumed was a security guard at a local Kenya Power electricity station.

He added that the soldiers rounded up “all the men” from Kutulo town and were being held at the AP camp.

The operation comes days after Al-Shabaab killed eight police officers in an IED attack on Sunday.

Al-Shabaab, the Somalia-based terrorist group, claimed responsibility for the attack in Bojigaras, claiming, in its usual propaganda, it killed 15 security officers and injured 23 others.

SITE Intelligence Group, an American firm that tracks online activity of white supremacists and jihadist organisations, said Al-Shabaab released a video of multiple attacks in Kenya on Monday for propaganda purposes to “honour slain fighters who include an unidentified Briton killed fighting alongside them.”

After the police Land Cruiser hit the IED on Sunday, the attackers who were hiding nearby ambushed the security officers.

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