August 28th, 2012
10:55 AM ET

One dead after protesters throw grenade at police in Kenya, official says

NAIROBI, Kenya (CNN) - Protesters threw a grenade at a vehicle carrying anti-riot police in Mombasa Tuesday, killing one officer and wounding 13 others, a police official said.

The violence came on the second day of protests after a radical Muslim cleric was killed in the same city Monday by assailants his wife claims were police.

Provincial police chief Aggrey Adoli told CNN the police were on their way to help beef up security because of the ongoing riots. An unknown perpetrator hurled a grenade at the police truck, causing the fatality and injuries. The wounded are being treated at two hospitals in Mombasa, Adoli added.

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  1. Mustafa

    Nothing to see here, folks. Islam is a religion of peace. Al Shabaab hurling grenades, rioting, toppling governments and slaying all who stand in their way, that's all in your imagination.

    August 28, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • ACR

      Oh, good. I didn't want to see yet another solid confirmation that the Islamic religion promotes hate and violence. Thanks.

      August 29, 2012 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  2. Kenney

    @ACR,,,,Same as christian militant groups in the united states so whats the difference ? Oh thats right we are americans and they are not , so that means that all islamic people are bad ha ? So that makes all american christian militant groups bad as well ! But then most outside countries hate americans anyways , just like we hate them ,,,,so to you its justifiable to put down other beliefs because your an american , hate is a disease and you are aflicted with it so go on with your bashing of me and a persons grammer or some stupid garbage that your on your pedestal but remember your on your pedestal not me so you have further to fall

    August 29, 2012 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |