Kenyan police arrests two Iranians on suspicion of planning attacks

Two Iranians who were sentenced last May to life in Prison in Kenya possessed 15 kilos of the powerful explosive RDX.
Photo: Two Iranians who were sentenced last May to life in Prison in Kenya possessed 15 kilos of the powerful explosive RDX.

Kenyan anti-terror police have detained two Iranian men who tried to enter the East African country using forged Israeli passports, on suspicion that they may have been involved in a plan to carry out an attack.

Kenyan Spokesman for the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government , said the two Iranians had tried to enter Kenya through its main airport on Thursday.

“The Iranians are suspected to be terrorists, either coming here as their final destination or in transit to another destination. The matter is being handled by the anti-terror police and Interpol,” Njoka told Reuters.

Nearly a year after the Nairobi shopping mall attack, police say they have tightened security at entry points to the country.

Two Iranian men were sentenced to life in prison by a Kenyan court in May last year for planning to carry out bombings in Nairobi and other cities.

The two were found guilty of planning attacks and possessing 15 kg (33 lb) of explosives.

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