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ICC Note:The man suspected of having lobbed a grenade into a southeast Kenyan church, nearly killing a 10 year-old boy—now in serious condition due to extensive shrapnel wounds—and seriously injuring 16 others, has been shot dead following an engagement with police in Mombasa. The assailant, a radical militant trained in Somalia by members of radical Islamic sect Al Shabaab (responsible for yesterday’s attack on the UN Compound in Somalia, which claimed the lives of at least 5 civilians and as many as 20 UN workers and contractors), was armed with  two grenades, a pistol, and an AK-47 when gunned by down by police. The church bombing was coordinated with a similar attack in downtown Nairobi, leading Christians and officials fearful that Kenya too could become a victim of sectarian violence perpetrated by radical Islamists, primarily against Christians, which some argue has begun to spread throughout East Africa.
06/17/2013 Kenya (Capital News) – A man described by police as a wanted terrorist was shot dead by police in Mombasa on Monday morning. The man identified by police as Kassim Omolo Otieno was gunned down during a dawn raid at his house in Mlaleo area of Kisauni, police said.
“We had been looking for him because he is a dangerous terrorist,” outgoing Coast Provincial Police chief Aggrey Adoli said.
“The man was armed with grenades and rifles when he was confronted,” he added. Two grenades and a pistol and an AK 47 rifle were recovered from the slain man.
Adoli said they had been trailing the suspect since he arrived back from Somalia where he had gone for training on Al Shabaab activities.
Kisauni deputy divisional police Chief Joseph Sanguti has told journalists the suspect was shot dead when he engaged officers in a shoot out.
An intelligence officer has told Capital News beat that they started trailing the slain suspect on learning he was planning to a terror attack with his accomplices.
Last week, a grenade was hurled at a church crusade in Likoni wounding 17 people, in an incident that occurred simultaneously with another one in Eastleigh, Nairobi where four people were wounded in a similar attack.

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