Kenyan Police Arrest Man Suspected of Planning Anthrax Attack

Kenyan police arrested a medical intern at a hospital in the south of the country who is suspected of leading a network with links to Islamic State that was planning a biological attack.

Mohammed Abdi Ali, an intern at Wote Hospital in Makueni county, was detained April 29 under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, Police Inspector-General Joseph Boinnet said in a statement published on his Twitter account.

“The suspects were planning large-scale attacks akin to the Westgate Mall attack with the intention of killing innocent Kenyans,” Boinnet said. “His network also included medical experts with whom they planned to unleash a biological attack in Kenya using anthrax.”

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