August 27th, 2012
01:43 PM ET

Islamic cleric facing terrorism charges killed in Kenya

A radical Islamic cleric who faced charges relating to terrorism was killed in a daylight ambush Monday morning in Kenya's main coastal city, Mombasa, Kenya Police said.

Aboud Rogo Mohammed was accused supporting Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia and was blacklisted by the United States and U.N. Security Council. He also faced charges before a Kenyan court for planning terror attacks in Mombasa.

"We have received reports that Aboud Rogo Mohammed has died," said Eric Kiraithe, the Kenya Police spokesman. "We are taking this matter very seriously. It is disappointing to us, because we had a case in court and we had evidence to go to its logical conclusion."

But Rogo's wife, Hania Said, claimed the shooters were Kenyan police.

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  1. G2231rshu4


    August 27, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. James Bond

    How close do you think th e u.s. is from this?

    August 27, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. James Bond

    Kill em all, then what?

    August 27, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      Then they're gone, national security objectives attained, and resources can be re directed to domestic issues: Happy days are here again! Nine cent bullet or expensive litigation and incarceration, nine cents versus expensive ... looks like the Kenyans made their choice.

      August 27, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Caccitore

      Erric: Then all turns into a sitcom? There were never "Happy Days".

      August 27, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Nathalie

    It's raining here. We hope everyone will be safe from Ivan. Not kidding.

    August 27, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Ivan the Terrible?

    August 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      No it's Ivanka.
      Ivanka Trump!

      August 27, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Ivanka Trump the Terrible?

      August 27, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©


    August 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar The Chorizo Champ Of Chihuahua

    Ah man, it's great how everyone just loves each other the world over..

    August 27, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Frank

    People of the United States of America and the World,
    God I love a good AMBUSH to kill Terrorists early in the morning,"Another one Bites the Dust".

    August 27, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  9. talkic social change

    No doubt...the left will complain about this.

    August 27, 2012 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Kenney

    @ERIC,,,,,,,,Who was this guy again ? Oh never mind a zero kenya did the right thing! Very well put!

    August 28, 2012 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |