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Three women killed in foiled terror attack on Mombasa police station


Three women posing as robbery victims were on Sunday morning killed when they attempted to attack officers at a police station in Mombasa.

The three, wearing bui buis, attacked officers on duty with a knife and petrol bombs but their attempt was thwarted by brave officers who responded swiftly and shot them dead.

Bomb disposal unit was by 3pm dismantling bomb vests worn by the terrorists.

Two police officers were injured.

County police commander Patterson Maelo said the station caught fire as a result of the petrol bomb leading to injuries of the two officers.

“While the officers were questioning them about the particulars of the place the phones were stolen, one immediately threw a knife and the other a petrol bomb to the report office personnel,” he said.

“The office caught fire and police reaction led to the three being shot dead. Two officers were injured and they are in hospital,” he said.

The fire was extinguished and the facility secured. Investigations are going on.