Kenya cleric killing: Grenade attack on Mombasa police
From the BBC
A grenade has been thrown at police in the Kenyan city of Mombasa, reportedly killing two people and wounding 16. Muslim youths have been involved in running battles with the police since Monday after the murder of radical preacher Aboud Rogo Mohammed.
Mr Rogo, who the US accuses of backing Islamist fighters in Somalia, was killed in a drive-by shooting.
Kenya's Prime Minister Raila Odinga has appealed for calm, saying the country should avoid an "inter-religious war". Sixteen policemen were wounded in the attack, Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper reports.
Ben Lawrence of Human Rights Watch told the BBC that he saw running battles between the police and protesters.
"I saw at the end of the street... billowing smoke and running battles between police and rioters. It came towards us, down the side street where I was located. People shut up their shops and ran in the opposite direction," he said. "There's been shops set on fire, looting, police trying to control the situation with tear gas but so far apparently failing."
Posted on 08/28/2012 10:24 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax