An armed police officer stands guard over the bodies of six attackers who were killed as they tried to gain entry into a military barracks on the coast, in Mombasa, Kenya Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. (AP Photo)
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Gunmen in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa have shot dead a moderate Muslim cleric, a vocal opponent of the radical preachings of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents, police said Wednesday.The shooting in Kenya's second city is the latest in a series of killings of preachers, amid power struggles between rival Muslim factions. Kassim Bakari, a relative of Mwarangi, said the slain cleric had received death threats and feared for his life.In June, gunmen on a motorbike killed an influential moderate cleric, Mohamed Idris, also an opponent of the Shebab.
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