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Kenyan police arrest 3 for trying to breach British army camp

The break-in attempt at Laikipia, which was captured on a security camera, failed and the three men were subsequently arrested. They are being questioned by anti-terrorism officers, police said.

FILE: Soldiers take up a position as they take part in a simulated military exercise of the British Army Training Unit in Kenya together with the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) at the ol-Daiga ranch, high on Kenya’s Laikipia plateau on 27 March 2018. Picture: AFP

NAIROBI - Police arrested three men who tried to break into a British army camp in Laikipia in central Kenya, police said in a report seen by Reuters on Monday.

The arrests, which took place at about 5pm on Sunday, came on the same day that three Americans were killed by Somalia’s al-Shabaab militant group in an attack on the Manda Bay Airfield, a coastal military base close to the Somali border.

The break-in attempt at Laikipia, which was captured on a security camera, failed and the three men were subsequently arrested. They are being questioned by anti-terrorism officers, police said.

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