A suspected Alshabaab assailant was on Saturday morning shot dead by Police officers Saturday morning.
The suspect’s two children that he was using as a human shield was also killed.
According to a police report, the suspect refused to surrender and instead, tossed a grenade at the officers injuring one of them.
It was then that the officers opened fire, killing the suspect and two of his children.
His wife and three other kids are currently receiving medical attention having sustained.
The incident happened at the wee hours of the night on Saturday, at their home in Kibundani in Coast Diani, Kwale county.
Police said he was planning to attack an undisclosed police station. Upon interrogation, he led police officers the house of one Mohamed Mapenzi also known as Spanya located within Kibundani in search of firearms and other assorted weapons.
Mapenzi was then ordered to open the door but he declined only to throw a grenade towards the officers injuring one. This prompted the officers to open fire thereby shooting him and two minors.