An alleged member of the Somali terrorist group Al Shabab was shot dead after stabbing a security officer outside the US Embassy, the authorities said.
A statement confirmed the shooting incident outside the US embassy, but added that further information would be provided by Kenyan authorities.
According to the media, the suspect was trying to enter by force into the Embassy, when the security officer confronted him. Then the suspect stabbed the officer in the head and in the right hand.
According to a witness, the man attacked the security officer, but the officer managed to draw his weapon and kill him.
Security was tightened during the last year in Gigiri, where the US Embassy is located, due to terrorist threats.
Detectives are trying to find out the motive for the attack. A police chief said that the attacker could be a lone terrorist, who commits violent acts aside from the command structures and without material support from any group.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.