Kenyan government links 2 terrorism suspects to Iran

November 29, 2015 | Brainwave Science

Kenyan government links 2 terrorism suspects to Iran
November 29, 2015 | Brainwave Science

Kenyan security agencies announced Saturday the arrest of two terrorism suspects who had alleged links to Iran, claiming that both men admitted plotting attacks on Western targets as well as locals in the African nation.
Abubakar Sadiq Louw, 69, and Yassin Sambai Juma, 25, are accused of terrorism and espionage for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Quds Force, an elite and secretive unit. The pair “admitted to conspiring to mount terror attacks,” with the government asserting that the men’s targets “included hotels in Nairobi frequently used by Western tourists, businessmen and diplomats.”
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet said, “Upon interrogation, Abubakar Sadiq Louw admitted recruiting young Kenyans to spy and mount terror attacks in Nairobi.” Sources indicate that Abubakaar was arrested October 29 after a long intensive police investigation.
Yassin Sambai, according to Mr. Boinnet, was recruited by Abubakar who divulged to the investigators that he arranged for Juma to travel to Iran and introduced him to the Qods Force contact, Mojtaba Ghanbarian famously known as “Parsa” who gave him a set of tasks and Western targets for future attacks in Nairobi. Juma, who police say has undergone military training in Iran, was arrested by police on November 19.
This isn’t the first time Kenyan authorities have linked would-be attacks to Iran. In 2012, a Kenyan court convicted two Iranian nationals of being Quds agents plotting attacks against Western targets in Kenya. Ahmed Mohammad and Sayed Mansour were found guilty of possessing 15 kg (33 lbs) of the powerful explosive RDX, which police found hidden in a hole on a golf course.
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The arrests made by the Kenyan police add to Kenyans’ fear of attacks by Islamic extremists. In April, 148 were killed when extremists attacked a college in the northern town of Garissa, on the border of Somalia. Sixty-seven people were killed in September 2013 when extremists rampaged a shopping mall in Nairobi. While Iranian agents are increasingly suspected of attacks or thwarted attacks around the globe in recent years, including Azerbaijan, Thailand, and India, the call for advanced technology in distinguishing terrorists and innocent individuals is ever more prevalent. iCognative will enable Kenyan police to uproot all terror networks and foil their intentions as it can accurately and effectively identify who the terrorists are in any given case.