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Gunmen Kill Pastor in Kenya’s Mombasa

Security officers examine the body of a pastor George Karidhimba Muriki of the Maximum Revival Center after he was shot dead by armed gunmen in Mombasa, Kenya, Jan. 11, 2015.

Unknown gunmen shot dead a pastor during a church service Sunday in the Kenyan city of Mombasa, where police have clashed with radical Muslim youths.

Pastor George Karidhimba Muriki apprently was shot just inside the entrance gate at the Maximum Revival Center in the city's Majengo section.

Witnesses say police stopped the gunmen from getting inside the church itself and killing more victims.

The gunmen have not been identified, but Islamist al-Shabab militants from neighboring Somalia have carried out similar attacks in Kenya. Al-Shabab has vowed revenge for the presence of Kenyan forces in Somalia helping troops against the militants.