British citizen Thomas Evans is among the two whites killed on Sunday in Lamu county by Kenya Defence Forces.photo/courtesy
Monday, June 15, 2015
A British citizen was among 11 al Shabaab militants killed by Kenya Defence Forces in Lamu county on Sunday.
The man identified as Thomas Evans is believed to have converted to Islam when he was 19 years old.
British newspapers say Evans, aka Abdul Hamid, joined al Shabaab in 2012 and hails from High Wycombe in the United Kingdom.
On Sunday, Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett said two white terrorists were among the 11 militants.
Boinett said a cache of weapons was recovered following the incident at a militant camp in Baure area in Baragoni.
The weapons include 12 AK 47 rifles, 49 AK 47 magazines, one PMK assault rifle, a rocket-propelled grenade and three hand grenades.
A video camera and two motorola radios were also recovered in the attack in which two KDF soldiers were killed.
Boinett said some of the militants went to Bulla Gollol near Hulugho and harassed locals but fled as security officers closed in on them.
He said ten non-local residents, suspected to have been the militants' targets, have been accounted for.
The police are expected to release an official statement at 10 am today.