MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - A Kenyan police officer and a civilian were killed on Tuesday when rioters hurled a grenade at officers who were trying to quell protests in the port city of Mombasa, police said.
The riots broke out on Monday after the killing of a Muslim cleric accused by the United States of helping Islamist militants in Somalia.
"They have attacked our officers with a grenade. They threw it inside their lorry (police truck). Two people are dead, one of them is an officer the other is a civilian," said Benedict Kigen, a senior police intelligence officer in Mombasa.
(Reporting by Joseph Akwiri; Editing by James Macharia; Editing by Alison Williams)