Robed women petrol-bomb police station in Kenya's Mombasa

September 11, 2016 10:23 AM

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Robed women petrol-bomb police station in Kenya's Mombasa

MOMBASA: Three robed women tricked their way into a Mombasa police station where they stabbed one officer and set fire to the building with a petrol bomb before being shot dead, 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 has subsided.

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