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Said Abubaker Shariff Ahmed, a Shabaab-linked cleric who is wanted by the Kenyan government, claimed the police have formed a "hit squad targeting Muslim clerics and other Muslims perceived to be extremists." Ahmed is accused of fomenting riots in Mombasa after Sheikh Rogo was killed.
Four policemen were seriously wounded in a grenade attack in Mombasa. A court has charged 24 men involved in the rioting that broke out after Shabaab-linked cleric Sheikh Aboud Rogo Mohammed was gunned down five days ago.
Two policemen were killed and 16 more were wounded as Muslim supporters of Shabaab rioted in Mombasa for the second day straight. The Shabaab supporters are rioting after Sheikh Aboud Rogo Mohammed was gunned down on Aug. 25.
Police clashed with Shabaab supporters in Mombasa after a Shabaab suspect, Sheikh Aboud Rogo, was gunned down. Streets were blockaded and a government vehicle was torched.
Security forces arrested three Tanzanian citizens who are suspected of belonging to Shabaab as they were crossing the border to Somalia. Government officials are blaming former Somali soldiers for recent attacks in Garissa.
One person was killed in an apparent grenade attack outside a military airbase in the Eastleigh neighborhood in Nairobi. Eastleigh is a known haven for Shabaab.
Three policemen and three civilians were wounded in an IED attack inside of the Dadaab refugee camp near the Somali border. The attackers targeted a police vehicle guarding aid workers.
The High Court reversed a 2010 ban on the Mombasa Republican Council (MRC), a secessionist group that seeks to establish an independent state on Kenya's coastline. The MRC spokesman called the court's ruling a "Ramadan gift." The MRC is said to be infiltrated by the al Qaeda-linked Shabaab, and is funded by wealthy Arab donors.
The Muslim Youth Council, a Shabaab affiliate in Kenya, continues to recruit fighters for jihad, according to the UN. A police official said Shabaab has threatened to conduct attacks in Nairobi during Ramadan.
Shabaab fighters wounded two policemen during an ambush in the Arabia area along the Somali border near Garissa. The Shabaab fighters escaped.
Sheikh Aboud Rogo, Abubakar Sharif, and Omar Awadh, three Kenyans designated by the US as Shabaab supporters, have hired a lawyer to refute the claims. The lawyer said the three men fear being the target of US drones.