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Kenya thwarts suspected Iranian terror attack

Kenyan officials arrest two Iranian nationals over an advanced terror plot in Kenya. CNN's David McKenzie reports.

Kenyans accuse Iranian suspects of planning terror attacks

Two Iranian nationals, accused of plotting to plant explosives in Kenya, were in the advanced stages of planning of a terror attack in Kenya, according to a senior Kenyan government official familiar with intelligence updates.

"We do not want to speculate exactly on the seriousness of their plan," the official said, adding the suspects may have wanted to use Kenya as a transit point to hit targets in neighboring countries. "We are still working to uncover it. We don't allow organizations or countries to commit terror in our country, and we will prosecute such acts accordingly."

The suspects were arrested June 19 in Nairobi and led security officials to 15 kilograms (more than 30 pounds) of RDX explosives hidden at a Mombasa golf club, on Kenya's coast, according to court documents.

"The amount of explosives they uncovered was very powerful and could have caused a lot of damage and loss of life if used," the official said.

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