One AK47 rifle, 128 rounds of ammunition and two hand grenades were last night seized and two men arrested in Merti, Isiolo County.
According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, detectives patrolling Duma-Yamicha Road intercepted a Toyota Probox occupied by the two suspects.
However, when the officers from DCI Merti and Yamicha Police Post signaled them to stop, the two vehicles sped off.
A hot pursuit ensued, before two occupants in one of the cars, Reg. No. KCY 576H opened fire at the officers, a move that triggered an exchange of rapid shots in self defense.
The suspects surrendered and were arrested. The investigative unit recovered five magazines & 9 magazine pouches, a military jungle belt, two mobile phones and several pen knives.
The other vehicle is still at large.
Abdi Fatah Ibrahim and Yusuf Mohamed are undergoing interrogations, with the Bomb Disposal Unit and Anti-Terrorism Police Unit pursuing the case.