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Muslims riot in Mombasa over shooting of radical cleric

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Muslims riot in Mombasa over shooting of radical cleric

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Muslim youths in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa have gone on the rampage after unknown gunmen shot dead a radical Islamist cleric.

Protesters attempted to torch two Christian churches and hurled rocks at police. One demonstrator was killed during the disturbances.
Police used tear-gas to disperse the crowds.

Aboud Rogo Mohammed is accused by the UN and US of fundraising and recruiting for Somalia’s al-Shabab militants.

The UN Security Council imposed a travel ban and asset freeze on the cleric for his alleged support of al-Shabab.

Mohammed was shot dead as he drove with his family in Mombasa, his wife was hit in the leg.

Many of the rioters believe the police were behind his death.