KENYAN police say they arrested three “terrorist suspects” who tried to force their way into a British Army training camp on the same day al-Shabab extremists attacked a military base and killed three U.S. military personnel.
According to report, the three men were arrested Sunday after trying to enter the British Army Training Unit in Laikipia county.
The British army said in a statement that Kenyan police were investigating “suspicious activity” and that “we do not believe there was a direct threat to UK personnel or assets.”
Al-Shabab has vowed retribution for Kenyan troops fighting it in neighboring Somalia, where it is based.
Five U.S. aircraft, including fixed-wing and helicopters, were destroyed and one damaged in the hours-long assault at the airfield in coastal Lamu county.