There maybe militant attacks soon in Mombabsa, Kenayan police warn
Al Qaeda-linked militants may be planning attacks in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa to mark the anniversary of the assassination of a Muslim cleric, police said on Thursday. Mombasa, which is Kenya's second-largest city and lies on the Indian Ocean coast, is a magnet for tourists and a trade gateway to the east and central African region. Muslim cleric Aboud Rogo, accused by the Kenyan government and the United States of helping Islamist al Shabaab militants in Somalia, was killed on Aug. 27 last year when unidentified gunmen sprayed bullets into his car. His killing sparked days of deadly riots in the city, where about 70 percent of residents are Muslim. Police, who have not yet arrested the cleric's killers, said that al Shabaab may be planning to mark the anniversary of his death with violence.