The National Intelligence Service of Kenya NIS and the Kenya Defense Forces have conducted a synchronized operation killing and destroying the terror cell that killed 28 people in Mandera bus attack today at 11.00 AM East African time.
Intelligence reports confirm a coordinated air raid is bieng conducted by Kenya Defense Forces fighter aircraftâ€™s inside Somalia mid-morning Saturday in response to the Mandera bus attack.
National Intelligence Services used GPS and Satellite telecoms IP location tracking technology to trace origin of signals generated by satellite phones used by the Al-Shabaab terrorists to coordinate the attack.
Kenya Defense Forces deployed surveillance aircraftâ€™s to the coordinateâ€™s areas. The surveillance aircraftâ€™s reported the exact locations to an Air-Calvary battalion which deployed 2 gunship helicopters to the area before the deployment of the air-force jets.
The signal origins and their transmitters were located and the coordinates of their location passed over to the Rapid Response squadron at the Kenya Defense Forces Laikipia airbase.
The air-raid used precision guided tow-missiles that accurately destroyed resources of the terrorists which included vehicles mounted with gunships besides ammunition and makeshift housing that served as a forward base of the terrorists.
Al-Shabaab have been using satellite phones to avoid detection by mobile phone signal and IP tracking systems.
Most of the terrorists have been killed in the synchronized counter attack operation by the Intelligence services and Kenya Defense Forces.
Increased cooperation between the intelligence services and the military is attributed to better responses to