A photo taken on January 1st, 2014 shows Mohamed Idris, 64, chairman of the Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya who was shot dead on June 10, 2014 by gunmen in Kenya's port city of Mombasa. AFP PHOTO/STRINGER
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Gunmen in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa Tuesday shot dead an influential moderate Muslim sheikh who was a vocal opponent of the radical preachings of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabab insurgents, police said.Idris was chairman of a key mosque that was recently taken over radical youths, and according to news reports he had been accused of helping the authorities.Idris' death is the latest killing of Muslim leaders in the city, although previous shootings have been of radical leaders accused of backing Al-Shabab, and have sparked riots but the city was reported calm Tuesday.In April, prominent hard-line Muslim Sheikh Abubaker Ahmad, a rival of Idris, was shot dead.
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