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Tourist shot dead in Mombasa was German

26 July 2014, 09:13

Mombasa - 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.

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 Al Shabaab, 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.

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