Riots Erupt in Kenyan City After Muslim Cleric Slain

Rioters have burned tires and set fire to a church in the Kenyan city of Mombasa after gunmen shot and killed a popular Muslim cleric and three of his associates.

The unrest erupted on Friday, a day after unidentified attackers opened fire on Sheikh Ibrahim Amor and his associates as they traveled in a vehicle near Mombasa.

Witnesses say police fired tear gas on Friday and engaged in running battles with Muslim youths in an impoverished neighborhood of Mombasa. The Kenyan Red Cross says one …