Kenyan minister attacked

Nairobi: A cabinet minister was roughed up and three people were killed in an attack by machete-wielding militiamen in Kenya, Xinhua reported.

The attack took place Thursday in the coastal town of Kilifi.

Police said the three men were killed after a mob disrupted a meeting addressed by Fisheries Minister Amason Kingi in Mtwapa in Kilifi county.

The minister's bodyguards were injured.

Sources tod Xinhua that Kingi, who opposes the Mombasa Republic Council's call for secession of the coastal region, escaped unhurt after a gang suspected to be from the council disrupted the meeting.