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Two terror suspects in Kenya, part of an extremist cell of medics loyal to ISIS, were arrested Sunday after police received a tip on the diabolical plot.

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According to the Kenyan Anti-Terror Police Unit, Mohamed Shukri Yerrow, an intern doctor at Malindi sub-county hospital, along with Abdulrazak Abdinuur were arrested.

The suspects were planning large-scale attacks akin to the Westgate Mall attack with the intention of killing Kenyans, according to Kenyan media.

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The Associated Press reports that the alleged leader of the cell, Mohammed Abdi Ali, a medical intern in Makueni county, and his wife, a medical student in Uganda, were arrested in May.

Other medics linked to the terror network are reported missing.

Two years ago, a laptop was found in an Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) hideout, which contained a number of files including a 19-page document in Arabic on how to develop biological weapons and how to weaponize the bubonic plague from infected animals.

Earlier this year, Turkish intelligence reported revealed plans by the Islamic terror group to attack Turkey water source with biological agents, including the bacterium that causes tularemia.

 

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