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Kenya police arrests 3 men trying to enter British Army camp

By PTI
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Nairobi, Jan 06: Kenyan police say they have arrested three men who tried to force their way into a British Army training camp on the same day that al-Shabab extremists attacked a military base and killed three US military personnel.

Kenya police arrested 3 men who tried to enter British Army camp

The internal police report seen by The Associated Press says the three "terrorist suspects" were arrested Sunday after trying to enter the British Army Training Unit in Laikipia county. It occurred around the same time as the al-Shabab assault on the base in Lamu county.

Al-Shabab attacks military base used by US forces in Kenya

The British government was not immediately available for comment. Al-Shabab's assault at the Manda Bay Airfield lasted several hours and destroyed several US aircraft and vehicles. The airfield is adjacent to Camp Simba, a key Kenyan military base used by US counterterror forces.

No Kenyans died in the attack, Kenya's military spokesman Paul Njuguna said Monday.

Al-Shabab, which is linked to al-Qaida, has vowed retribution on Kenya for its troop presence in Somalia to counter the extremist group.

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