Mombasa church attack: 100 suspects arrested as death toll rises to six

Members of the public jostle to catch a glimpse of two people who were gunned down at Joys in Christ Church in Likoni on March 23, 2014.

What you need to know:

  • The attack in Likoni, near the port city of Mombasa, came amid heightened warnings of a threat of Islamist violence in Kenya and despite boosted security in major cities.
  • No group has claimed responsibility, but Kenya has been hit by a series of attacks since sending troops into southern Somalia in October 2011 to battle Al-Shabaab insurgents.
  • Six months ago, after Shabaab insurgents carried out the September massacre in Nairobi's Westgate mall where at least 67 people were killed.

100 suspects had been taken in for questioning following the attack at a church in Mombasa on Sunday, police have said.


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