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Kenyan cleric, 3 others, die in barrage of bullets

Published: 04th October 2013 05:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th October 2013 05:56 PM   |  A+A-

By AP

A religious leader on Kenya's coast says that a cleric who preaches at a mosque whose last imam was mysteriously killed has died in a barrage of bullets

Sheikh Mohammed Khalifa, secretary of the Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya, said Friday that Sheikh Ibrahim Ismael and three others were killed late Thursday near the coastal city of Mombasa.

Kisauni police chief Julius Wanjohi confirmed the deaths but refused to release more information.

Ismael preached at Mombasa's Masjid Musa Mosque, where Aboud Rogo Mohammed once preached. Mohammed was shot dead in August 2012, but a Kenyan government task force failed to establish the perpetrator. The assassination sparked days of deadly violence.

The deaths come less than two weeks after militants attacked Nairobi's Westgate Mall, killing more than 60 people.

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