The police in Kenya arrested three suspects who were trying to enter a British army camp in Central Kenya. The event happened on the same day Islamist insurgents attacked another base run by Kenyan and American forces.
The failed break-in at Laikipia, where the British army trains about 10,000 troops a year, was captured on a security camera. Three men were subsequently arrested at about 5 p.m. (1400 GMT) on Sunday and are being questioned by anti-terrorism officers, the police report said.
It’s not clear whether the attempt to break into the British base was connected to the attack on the base in Manda Bay that killed three Americans. Somali Islamist insurgent group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack early on Sunday and posted pictures of fighters posing next to planes in flames.
The deadly attack came only days after the United States said it was tightening security at its bases following threats from Iran to retaliate for a U.S. airstrike that killed its most prominent military commander.