Kenya police officer shot in possible Islamist revenge attack
SEE ALSO: Car bomb kills 61 people in MogadishuAl Shabaab activity in Somalia and Kenya has raised fears on a regional and international level. Washington announced last week it had killed Adnan Garaar, believed to be mastermind of the shopping mall attack, in a drone strike. Police and witnesses said hooded gunmen had approached the officer in Mombasa at around midnight in the Old Town area. They shot him three times in the chest, killing him instantly, before escaping with his rifle, police and witnesses said. On Thursday morning, local residents said they feared a major police operation over the killing. "There will be no peace today because we know police will be carrying out a big search for the criminals involved," said Hamadi Issa, a curio seller in Old Town, near the scene of the murder. "Almost all young men in this area have disappeared. They know there will be trouble today because of this murder."
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