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Al-Shabaab pilot may attack Kenya, police warn
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Al-Shabaab pilot may attack Kenya, police warn

Radio Dalsan

The Kenya police have warned that Al-Shabaab is planning to carry out an aviation attack in Kenyan.

According to a statement sent out to the media houses, Rashid Mwalimu alongside Abdi Abdulla who is wanted by the Anti-terrorism police and currently in Somalia should be considered armed and dangerous; he is a trained pilot who is on a mission to carry an aviation attack on behalf of the terror group al-Shabaab.

“Rashid Mwalimu who is currently in Somalia should be considered armed and dangerous; he is a trained pilot who is on a mission to carry an aviation attack on behalf of the terror group al-Shabaab,” the police statement reads in part.

The duo trained and conducted attacks in Somalia before being sent to the Boni forest where they were selected for an aviation course based on their impressive academic credentials.

According to United States (US) authorities on 16th December 2020, Cholo is facing six counts of terrorism- related offences arising from his activities as an Al Shabaab member, including conspiring to hijack an aircraft to conduct a 9/11 style of attack in the US.

He was transferred to the custody of US law enforcement for prosecution.

A security source has revealed that they were also close associates of the leader of the Dusti-D2 attack, in Kenya Salim Gichunge aka Faruq, and that between 2015 and 2016 both Rashid and Cholo were involved in IED attacks in Boni area of Lamu County.

The warning comes barely a month after the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) said the advisory is consistent with the fact that Somalia-based terrorist group, Al-Shabaab remains in possession of weapons capable of hitting aircraft at low altitudes of up to 25,000 feet.

Radio Dalsan