Special Forces officers neutralize five Al-Shabaab militants heading to Garissa, arrest four more

Special Forces officers neutralize five Al-Shabaab militants heading to Garissa, arrest four more

Al Shabaab soldiers sit outside a building during a patrol along the streets of Dayniile district in Southern Mogadishu, March 5, 2012. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Kenyan Special Forces (SOG) officers on Saturday intercepted and eliminated five Al-Shabaab militants en route to Fafi Constituency in Garissa County.

The highly-trained forces also apprehended four Al-Shabaab fighters, who are currently undergoing intensive interrogations.

"Kenyan forces recovered 2 PKM, 1 RPM, 6 AKs, and a number of IED making materials. Additionally, telephone phones and SIM cards were also recovered," a source privy to the matter who asked to remain anonymous told Citizen Digital.  

"A quick exploitation of the phones has so far given important leads on a number of local AS facilitation network."

The intelligence-led mission took the militants by surprise as they attempted to reportedly establish a temporary camp in the Fafi.

The successful outcome of the operation is attributed to the cooperation and timely information provided by local residents, for which the SOG officers expressed gratitude.

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