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Kenyan security forces are holding three terror suspects who were arrested for trying to attack a British military camp in the country, an official said on Monday.

The suspects attempted to force their way into the British army camp in Laikipia County in central Kenya on Sunday.

“Their photos were circulated after being captured on closed-circuit television camera,’’ Laikipia County Criminal Investigations Officer, Peter Muinde, said.

Mr Muinde said as the chief and security officers were following up leads on Sunday, they found the suspects near Nanyuki police station where they arrested them.

“Investigations are ongoing into the incident which came hours after Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab stormed a military airstrip in Manda Bay along Kenya’s eastern coast,” he said.

The U.S. Africa Command, responsible for military relations with 53 African nations, said a U.S. service member and two civilian contractors working for the U.S. Defense Department were killed in the attack.

Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack.

(Xinhua/NAN)

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