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Sheikh Aboud Rogo, Abubakar Sharif, and Omar Awadh, three Kenyans designated by the US as Shabaab supporters, have hired a lawyer to refute the claims. The lawyer said the three men fear being the target of US drones.
Police said that two Iranian Qods Force members arrested June 19 were planning attacks in Kenya. They face terror charges for shipping over 200 pounds of RDX to Kenya; 33 pounds have been found. The suspects are said to have "a vast network in the country meant to execute explosive attacks...."
A recent posting on the website of the Muslim Youth Center, a Shabaab affiliate in Kenya, claims that Samantha Lewthwaite, the widow of one of the London 7/7 bombers, is recruiting and training all-female attack squads in Somalia. Kenyan police say she is being sheltered by Shabaab in southern Somalia.
Police detained more than 30 people suspected of being involved in bombings at two churches in Garissa; 20 are still in custody. The deputy speaker of parliament denied claims that Kenya is setting up an autonomous state in southern Somalia.
The head of Kenya's Muslims denounced attacks on Christian churches in Garissa as "terrorism" and said Muslim youth would help provide security for churches in Garissa and elsewhere. The government canceled an oil deal with Iran shortly after being warned by the US about possible sanctions.
Kenyan and Somali troops freed four foreign aid workers who were kidnapped last week from the Dadaab refuge camp in northern Kenya. The hostages were freed after a clash with kidnappers in northern Somalia.
Suspected Shabaab militants attacked two churches in Garissa, about 90 miles from the Somali border. The attackers threw grenades and shot worshipers, killing 15 people and wounding about 40. The gunmen all escaped.
The four aid workers who were kidnapped yesterday in the Dadaab refuge camp in northern Kenya include two Canadians, a Norwegian, and a Filipino. Shabaab is suspected of moving the foreign aid workers to Somalia.
Shabaab fighters are suspected of killing a driver and kidnapping four aid workers at the Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya. The gunmen took the aid workers towards the Somali border.
Police stated that Samantha Lewthwaite, a.k.a. Natalie Faye Webb, is not being investigated for links to the June 24 grenade attack at a Mombasa beer garden that killed three people. One suspect is in custody. Lewthwaite, the widow of 7/7 Tube bomber Germaine Lindsay, is wanted on bombmaking charges and remains at large.
Police detained 15 Somalis who are suspected of being involved in a bombing in Mandera that wounded two policemen. Nine of the Somalis have since been released and six are still being held. Kenya denounced a recent US terror advisory as "economic sabotage" of Mombasa's tourism industry.
Police seized a bag of bombmaking materials, including 13 pounds of ammonium nitrate, dropped by three suspects who eluded capture in Nairobi. Yesterday the US warned that a terrorist attack in Kenya was imminent. Police arrested two Iranian nationals suspected of links to a terror network planning bombings in Nairobi and Mombasa.