Kenya: Youth Kill Two Christians after Police Raid Mosques

Amanda Casanova | Contributor | Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Kenya: Youth Kill Two Christians after Police Raid Mosques

Three people died in Kenya when a group of young people armed with machetes attacked people in a Kenyan coastal town. Two of the three people killed were Christians, according to reports.

Mombasa county police are saying that about 10 youths were part of the attacks. Two other people were also wounded in the scuffle.

"We have launched an operation which is still ongoing, and so far we have arrested 16 suspects," said Mombasa county police commander Robert Kitur.

The attacks came after police raided two Mombasa mosques on Monday, taking weapons and books they claimed were militant-related. In the raid, police arrested about 250 people and killed one man, who police say tried to attack them.

Police believe the mosques are linked to Somali militant Islamic group al-Shabab. The mosques are thought to be used to train and recruit militants.

A few hours after the police raid, the masked youths attacked people waiting at bus stops.

Publication date: November 19, 2014