Somali Rebels: Up to $8K to Kill Kenyan Forces

Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 08:51 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

NAIROBI, Kenya — A Kenyan official says a message intercepted from the Somali Islamist extremist group al-Shabab shows that rebels are being offered up to $8,000 to kill Kenyan security officers.

Garissa County Commissioner Maalim Mohammed said Thursday the rewards are enough incentive to motivate some youths in the eastern Kenyan county to carry out attacks against Kenyan army and police.

The pay by al-Shabab varies with the security officer's rank.

Mohammed said local Somalis are responsible for recent attacks on Kenyan security forces that have caused the deaths of 10 police and four soldiers in northeastern Kenya.

Kenya has experienced a string of gun and grenade attacks since it sent troops into Somalia to pursue al-Shabab rebels.

An army sergeant on vacation was shot dead Sunday in Garissa by a lone gunman.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

WHO: Ebola Cases Could Exceed 20,000 Before Outbreak Stemmed

Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 06:29 AM

The World Health Organization said Thursday it aimed to reverse the spread of Ebola within three months, but warned that . . .

CDC Chief Warns Liberia Ebola Crisis 'Will Get Worse'

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 17:36 PM

The Ebola epidemic in Liberia is set to get worse and many cases of the deadly disease are not included in the official  . . .

UN Scientist With Ebola in Germany for Treatment

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 08:02 AM

A scientist who was infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone has arrived in G . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved