Kenya seeks help for the arrest of three wanted terror suspects

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NAIROBI -- Kenyan police on Sunday urged the public to provide any information that will lead to the arrest of three wanted terror suspects behind insecurity across the East African nation near war-torn Somalia.

Anthony Munga, National Police Service's deputy spokesman also circulated photos of the suspects whom he said could be armed and dangerous and may cause harm to the public and urged the three suspects to surrender themselves.

"We urge those who suspect that their relatives or acquaintances could have joined jihadi groups, are planning to travel to jihadi theatres, or have returned from countries known to harbor jihadists to immediately report to the nearest police station," Munga said in a statement issued in Nairobi.

Munga who did not provide names of the wanted terror suspects said the police have already started taking legal action on individuals who have failed to report on their associates and relatives who have joined jihadi organizations.

Kenya is currently engaged in the fight against the militia group in southern Somalia where its soldiers under the African Union peacekeeping mission African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have intensified the fight against the insurgents.

The east African nation faces insecurity as bomb attacks using improvised explosive devices and grenades have targeted the coastal city of Mombasa and northeastern regions since the military entered Somalia in 2011 to secure the shared border Somalia.

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