NAIROBI, Kenya — A Kenyan police officer has told a court that two Iranians accused of planning attacks on Israeli, Jewish and Western targets in Kenya had shipped more than 100 kilograms (221 pounds) of a powerful explosive.
Previous reports had said the two were planning attacks against the Israeli Embassy and a synagogue as part of a broader plot against Israeli targets.
Iranian nationals Ahmad Abolfathi Mohammad and Sayed Mansour Mousavi were charged with preparing to commit acts intended to cause grievous harm after they were arrested and allegedly led officials to a 15-kilogram (33-pound) stash of the explosive RDX.
Police Sgt. Erick Opagal asked the court Tuesday in an affidavit to deny the two suspects bail because more than 85 kilograms (187 pounds) of the explosive authorities say was shipped to Kenya has not been found.
Iranian agents are suspected in several successful or thwarted attacks — especially against Israeli interests — around the globe over the last year.
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