Crime & Investigation

100 Arrested In Mombasa Church Attack

viagra physician geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Local police chief Robert Mureithi, however, said the “main culprits are still at large”.

Two people shot when attackers sprayed gunfire died while undergoing treatment, taking the death toll to six, government officials said.

“Two more victims succumbed last (Sunday) night, we still have 15 others admitted in hospital,” local ministry of Health chief Khadija Shikely said. Some of those wounded were young children.

The attack in Likoni, near the port city of Mombasa, came amid heightened warnings of a threat of Islamist violence in Kenya and despite boosted security in major cities.

Security officers were Sunday combing the Likoni area in search of gunmen who opened fire in a church, killing four people and injuring 21 others.


The gunmen, with faces covered in balaclavas, attacked Joy in Jesus Church at 10.30am.

One entered the church through a back door and started shooting indiscriminately while two others, who were armed with an AK-47 rifle and a pistol, waited outside and shot fleeing worshipers.

When the attackers left, blood splattered on the floor, bodies lay on the ground with the personal effects of victims and survivors strewn all over the church whose walls also bore the marks of the killers’ bullets.

No group has claimed responsibility, but Kenya has been hit by a series of attacks since sending troops into southern Somalia in October 2011 to battle Al-Shabaab insurgents including the more recent on Westgate mall that claimed close to 70 lives.

Kenyan troops, which have since joined the African Union force in Somalia, are taking part in a fresh offensive launched this month against Shabaab bases.


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