Two Iranians Guilty in Kenya Terror Plot

(AP-Washington Post) Two Iranian nationals, whom officials accused of planning to attack Western targets inside Kenya, were found guilty Thursday by a Kenyan court of terror-related charges. Officials in Kenya say the two may have been planning attacks on Israeli, American, British or Saudi Arabian interests. Ahmad Abolfathi Mohammad and Sayed Mansour Mousavi were arrested in June 2012 and led officials to a 15-kg. stash of the explosive RDX. Kenyan anti-terror officials said the Iranians are members of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force. Iranian agents are suspected in attacks or thwarted attacks around the globe in recent years, including in Azerbaijan, Thailand and India. Most of the plots had connections to Israeli targets. Authorities say more than 85 kg. of RDX was shipped into Kenya but has not been found. Police Sgt. Erick Opagal, an investigator with Kenya's Anti-Terrorism Police Unit, said, "The police have information that the applicants (suspects) have a vast network in the country meant to execute explosive attacks against government installations, public gatherings and foreign establishments."

2013-05-03 00:00:00

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