Three killed in botched attack on Mombasa police station

By KBC Reporters

Three women have been shot dead after police foiled a terror attack at Mombasa Central Police station.

Two police officers are nursing injuries after the women clad in buibuis staged a well-choreographed plan to attack the police station.

Five women are said to have presented themselves at the police station to record a statement about a stolen phone only to turn against the officers. The five are the said to have attempted to petrol bomb the station burning it partially before attacking an officer with a knife.

Police were forced to respond swiftly firing at the women and killing three of them on the spot before arresting two others.

GSU officers immediately took over the control of the station after it emerged that one of the suspects had an explosive vest.

Mombasa county police commandant Peterson Mailu said two officers were injured during the 10 am incident and that the women were attempting to set free one terror suspects who had been arrested earlier but moved to another station.

Coastal regional coordinator Nelson Marwa said police were currently exploiting some leads to and zeroing in to more suspects who might have planned the foiled attack.

Mombasa senator Hassan Omar and women leader Sureya Hersi termed the incident most unfortunate warning that women were becoming easy targets for terror elements out to cause mayhem in the town with area Governor Ali Hassan Joho condemning the attacks and promising to do everything in his powers to ensure security for all.

Mombasa county commissioner, Evans Achoki, said the attack confirms that terrorism had mutated and now its agents were using women in a change of tact.

Tension is high in Mombasa following the attempted terror attack at the Police station.



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