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In Mombasa, a German tourist was killed and the attackers fled

By Tajuddin
Jul 25th, 2014

Mombasa, Kenya

Mombasa (DIPLOMAT)- A German female tourist was Thursday evening shot dead by unknown gunmen who escaped without stealing anything from her in Old Town Mombasa.

Her partner, believed to be Ugandan, was wounded in the attack and rushed to hospital following the 5.30pm incident.

The deceased was shot at close range in the neck. Police who arrived at the Mlango wa Papa scene of the incident said the woman was a German although the German embassy in Nairobi was not available for immediate comment or confirmation of the nationality.

Police said they are yet to know the motive of the attack that came less than two weeks after a Russian female tourist was killed in the same area. Gunmen grabbed her belongings prompting a struggle that left her killed on July 6. Tourism Cabinet Secretary Philis Kandie condemned the attack.

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