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Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa has seen a third day of deadly violence after the death of Muslim cleric Aboud Rogo Mohammed
At least one person is dead after a third day of violence in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa.
There are varying reports of the attacks today in Mombasa, that follow riots sparked by the killing of radical Muslim cleric Aboud Rogo Mohammed.
Agence France-Presse reported that one person was killed and two critically injured in a grenade attack targeting police. This follows a grenade attack Tuesday in which three police officers and a civilian were killed.
The Associated Press said four policemen were hurt when a hand grenade was thrown into a van carrying security officers near the Mombasa Pentecostal Church.
According to AFP, a heavy police presence had quieted the stone-throwing youths that had rioted on Monday and Tuesday.
Rogo, who was on US and United Nations sanction lists for his alleged connection to the Al Qaeda-linked group Al Shabaab in Somalia, was gunned down in his car Monday while driving with his family.
The UN Security Council had imposed a travel ban and asset freeze on him last month, saying he had provided "financial, material, logistical or technical support" to the group.
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About 11 percent of Kenya's population is Muslim, or some 4.3 million people, most of them living along the Indian Ocean coast. Mombasa, a coastal city and Kenya's second-biggest, has a majority Muslim population.
On Tuesday as the riots raged, Somali militant group Al Shabaab called on Kenyan Muslims to "take all necessary measures" to protect their religion, and to boycott next year's presidential election.
"Muslims must take the matter into their own hands, stand united against the kuffar [non-Muslims] and take all necessary measures to protect their religion, their honor, their property and their lives from the enemies of Islam," said a statement from the group, which has ties to Al Qaeda.
Some Muslims in Mombasa have accused police of being behind the killing of Rogo. Human rights activists in Kenya say he is the fifth alleged Muslim extremist who has been killed or who disappeared in the last four months.
Police have denied involvement in the killing of Rogo.
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