An armed police officer stands guard in front of the Salvation Army Church after it was set on fire by rioting youths, following Friday Muslim prayers in Mombasa, Kenya, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. (AP Photo)
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Gunfire erupted in and around a mosque in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa Sunday following a raid by armed police who had received a tipoff that Muslim youths were being radicalized and trained for militant attacks.A reporter at the scene saw police shoot and kill one person as they tried to disperse a growing crowd screaming "Allahu akbar" outside the mosque.A police officer who was stabbed in the face later died of his wounds, said Mombasa police head Robert Kitur. More than four hours after the initial police swoop, gunshots continued to echo around the neighborhood of ramshackle buildings and garbage-filled gutters.Kitur said the raid followed a tipoff.
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