Militants attack bus on Kenyan coast, no injuries

Police officers patrol a road around the Masjid Swafaa mosque in Kenya's coastal town of Mombasa on November 19, 2014Islamist gunmen on Saturday opened fire on a passenger bus along the Kenyan coast but fled without injuring anyone, witnesses and officials said, nearly a month after Shebab militants executed 28 non-Muslim bus passengers in the country. After stopping the bus by shooting its tyres, three of the attackers climbed on board and identified themselves as “mujahedeen” (holy warriors), but then took off after apparently assuming those on the bus were all Muslims, said passenger Abarufa Kokane. The bus, carrying around 50 passengers, was travelling from the port city of Mombasa to Lamu, some 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of the Somalian border. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but in July Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab claimed an assault on a bus near the same town in which seven people were killed.

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