Sunday, September 11, 2016

Three burka-clad women shot dead by police in terror attack: Islamist terrorism here, there and everywhere.

Three burka-clad women shot dead by police in terror attack

THREE robed women have been shot dead after tricking their way into a police station, stabbing an officer and setting fire to the building with a petrol bomb, an officer and a witness said on Sunday.

The city of Mombasa, with a large Muslim population on the coast of Kenya, has been targeted by Islamist militants in recent years although the frequency of attacks have subsided.
Under the pretext of reporting a stolen phone, the women walked into the police station on Saturday morning, a knife and petrol bomb concealed in their traditional Buibui robes.
Patterson Maelo, Mombasa County Police Commander, said: "While being questioned by officers, one drew a knife and the other threw a petrol bomb at the police officers
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The shocking incident took place in the city of Mombasa in southern Kenya
Mr Maelo did not say which group he suspected the attackers belonged to.
Salma Mohamed, a witness who was at the station to see a relative in custody, said one attacker had jumped onto a counter and stabbed an officer in the thigh before being shot.
The women said they were reporting a stolen mobile phoneTWITTER
The women said they were reporting a stolen mobile phone
Somalia's al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab has taken responsibility for attacks in Mombasa and other parts of Kenya, saying it was in retaliation for the East African country sending its troops to Somalia.
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A bustling street in the city of Mombasa, where the incident occured
Al Shabaab was behind an attack on Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall that killed 67 people and a raid on Garissa university in the northeast that killed 148.
The militants also launched several attacks in 2014 that left more than 100 dead in Lamu County region.

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