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Police: Mombasa attack criminal act, not terror

24 March 2014, 12:17

Nairobi - Police are handling the church attack that occurred in Mombasa as a criminal act than a terrorist attack.

According to the police spokesperson, Zipporah Mboroki, investigations were ongoing after six people were killed.

“At this moment we cannot say whether it is a terrorist attack. It is just a criminal attack,” said Mboroki.

She said that the fact that the attackers chose a church should not be used to conclude that it was an act of terror adding that criminal activities also happen anywhere.

Mboroki also denied that there is a lapse of security in the coastal region saying that there were officers in the vicinity when the attack happened and they rushed in when they heard of the shooting.

“There is no security lapse and that is why we had some officers doing surveillance in an adjacent church,” said Mboroki.

The church attack comes just a few days after the disposing of a cache of weapons including explosives were intercepted by security operatives in Mombasa.

It also comes six months after the Westgate Mall terror attack which claimed more than 60 lives in an ordeal that put the country in the middle of the war on terror.
The public has been urged to cooperate with the police so as to preempt and foil terror attacks that could lead to loss of life and property.

“Giving us that information in good time will enable us to preempt future attempts and attacks on innocent lives,” said Masoud Mwinyi, the Administration Police spokesperson.

– CAJ News

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