Armed men on a motorbike kill at least four in Mombasa

Police officers stand at the scene where a bus and a police vehicle were attacked by gunmen near the town of Witu, on Kenya's restive southeastern coast, on July 19, 2014At least four people were killed in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa on Sunday in an attack by armed men on a motorbike, according to medical sources. “At 8:30 pm (1730 GMT) people on a motorbike shot and killed two people and injured two others in the area of Soweto,” Mombasa’s chief of police Robert Kitur told AFP. Mombasa has been the scene of worsening unrest in recent months with a string of shootings and bombings blamed on Somalia’s Shebab rebels or local supporters. The Al-Qaeda-linked group say the attacks on Kenyan soil are in retaliation for Kenya’s military intervention in Somalia.

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