Nairobi - Kenyan police say they have killed four men described as most-wanted extremist suspects whose names were released to the public in December.
Matawa Muchangi, chief of police in the coastal town of Malindi, where the shoot-out happened, said one of the victims is Suleiman Mohammed Awadh, who was wanted for his alleged role in several Islamic extremist attacks, including the mass killings on a college campus in Garissa in April.
He said: "The four were shot dead when they engaged our officers on a shoot-out and even threw grenades at them."
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He said police recovered explosives, arms and mobile phones as well as maps.
Kenya has been attacked several times by Islamic extremists with ties to the Somali extremist group al-Shabaab, which opposes Kenya's military involvement in Somalia.