Three terror suspects arrested for trying to enter British army camp in Kenya

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Three men have been arrested for trying to force their way into a British army training camp in Kenya on the same day three US servicemen died in a terror attack on a military base in the country.

Officers took the trio into custody on Sunday and, according to an internal police report seen by the Associated Press, they are being treated as “terrorist suspects”.

They were detained after an attempt to enter a British camp in Laikipia, which happened at around the same time extremists from the Islamist militant group al Shabaab attacked a US airfield in Lamu county.

The U.S. Africa Command told the AP on Monday that five U.S. aircraft were destroyed and one damaged in Al-Shabab’s hours-long assault at the Manda Bay Airfield. The aircraft were a combination of fixed-wing and rotary, it said. It also confirmed that three US citizens were killed in the attack.

See also: Three Americans confirmed killed in Kenya terror attack

It was the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab’s first attack against U.S. forces inside Kenya, where the extremists have carried out multiple deadly attacks against civilian targets including buses, schools and shopping malls.

U.S. Africa Command said it would not comment on questions about any changes to its presence or security measures. The airfield is adjacent to Camp Simba, a key Kenyan military base used by U.S. counterterror forces.

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