Kenya police shoot dead man, arrest 250 during mosque raids

November 17, 2014 12:59 PM

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MOMBASA Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police shot dead a man and arrested about 250 others when they searched two mosques in this port city that they said were used to recruit militants and stash weapons, senior officials said on Monday.

Kenya has been trying to break up militant networks it blames for a series of attacks on the coast, saying many recruits were inspired by Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab.

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