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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Attackers shot dead four worshipers on Sunday when they burst into a church service near the Kenyan port city of Mombasa, spraying the congregation with bullets, police said.The attack, which also left about 17 people wounded, came amid heightened warnings of a threat of Islamist violence in Kenya and despite boosted security in major cities including Mombasa.Kenya's National Disaster Operation Centre said there had been "mass casualties" in the attack on an evangelical church.Kenya and Uganda, another key contributor of troops to the AU force, have both warned of the threat of fresh Shebab attacks in their own countries.The attack on the church comes six months after Shebab commandos carried out the September massacre in Nairobi's Westgate mall in which at least 67 people were killed.
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