Mombasa County Police Commander Manase Musyoka who confirmed the incident said the officers were acting on a tip-off from curious members of the public.
The Police boss said the two suspects managed to escape in nearby bushes with gunshot wounds.
The gangsters were moving on a white probox plotting to rob an M-pesa and electronics shops in Jomvu town.
Duringthe scuffle, the security officers were able to recover seven Kitchen knives, four stained with blood and three new ones, Two AK-47 rifles, four spent cartridges and eight bullet proofs jackets.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects were believed to have committed felony somewhere else before they were cornered and gunned down by police.
Their corpse were transferred to Coast Provincial General Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.
Police have launched a manhunt for the two suspects who escaped with gunshot injuries.
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