Kenya: Protests continue over death Muslim cleric

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NAIROBI, Kenya — Police and protesters fought running battles as a violent backlash to the killing of a radical Islamic preacher carried into a second day today in Kenya’s second-largest city of Mombasa, leaving several people hospitalized, including seven injured in a grenade attack, police and human rights officials said.

The killing Monday of Aboud Rogo Mohammed, who was shot as he drove in his car with his family, falls into a pattern of extrajudicial killings and forced disappearances of suspected terrorists, allegedly being orchestrated by Kenyan police, human rights groups say.

The attack has brought to the surface tensions in a city established centuries ago by Muslim traders from the Arabian peninsula and the Indian subcontinent, now home to hundreds of thousands of people of Arab descent and a large Somali population.

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