Police Foil Anthrax Biological Attack by ISIS-Linked Group
Mohammed Abdi Ali, Nuseiba Mohammed Haji and Fatuma Mohammed Hanshi have been arrested.
Police say they foiled a large-scale anthrax attack by an ISIS-linked group in Kenya. Two other men are being sought by authorities.
The BBC reported:
Kenyan police say they have foiled a “large-scale” biological attack using anthrax, by a terror group with links to so-called Islamic State (IS).
A man, his wife and another woman have been arrested. Rewards have been offered for two other men.
Police did not name the network, but said it stretches across the country and outside its borders, including to Somalia, Libya and Syria.
There was no immediate independent confirmation.
In a statement, the police said Mohammed Abdi Ali, a medical intern at a Kenyan hospital, was in charge of a “terror network… planning large-scale attacks akin to the Westgate Mall attack” in which 67 people were killed in 2013 in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.
They say he was also “engaged in the active radicalisation” of students and helped recruit Kenyans “to join terror groups in Libya and Syria”.