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Tourist shot dead in Kenya was German
Publish Date: Jul 25, 2014
Tourist shot dead in Kenya was German
The body of a female tourist is loaded on the back of a police truck on July 24, 2014 in the coastal city of Mombasa, in the old town district, where she was attacked and fatally shot on the same day. AFP Photo
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KENYAN police said Friday a female tourist shot dead in the coastal city of Mombasa was from Germany, the second such killing of a foreign visitor by gunmen there this month.

The woman, who has not been named but was in her late 20s, was with her Ugandan companion when they were shot by attackers on Thursday, senior police commander in the port city Geoffrey Mayek said.

The Ugandan man was wounded and taken to hospital, but his condition was not life threatening.

"The German lady and the Ugandan man arrived in Mombasa on Thursday, they were to stay for two days," Mayek said.

No one has claimed responsibility for the shooting, but Kenya has been hit by a recent wave of attacks blamed on Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents, as well as local armed gangs.

Kenya also suffers from high levels of violent crime and robberies.

The shooting took place close to where a female Russian tourist was killed on July 6, also by unknown gunmen. Police blamed that attack on "normal thuggery".

Last month the Shebab, which has carried out a number of attacks on Kenyan soil in retaliation for Kenya's military intervention in Somalia, warned foreign tourists to stay out of Kenya.

AFP

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