Two gunmen were on Sunday night arrested after a fierce shootout with police at Merti area in Isiolo County.
According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), detectives patrolling Duma-Yamicha Road spotted two suspicious Toyota Probox vehicles before signalling the occupants to stop.
Instead of stopping the occupants sped off.
A hot pursuit ensued, before two occupants in one of the cars identified as Abdi Fatah Ibrahim and Yusuf Mohamed opened fire at the officers, a move that triggered an exchange of rapid shots in self-defence.
The two later surrendered to the officers after being cornered.
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The detectives searched the car and recovered an AK47 rifle, 128 rounds of ammunition and two hand grenades.
The sleuths also recovered a military jungle belt, two mobile phones and several pen knives.
The occupants of the other vehicle managed to escape arrest after speeding off. Police in the area have launched a manhunt for the suspects.
Meanwhile, the arrested suspects are undergoing interrogations, with the Bomb Disposal Unit and Anti-Terrorism Police Unit pursuing the case.