A man was shot and killed by Kenyan police outside the US embassy in the capital Nairobi on Thursday, police said.
Man shot dead by police outside US embassy
The police officer involved in the shooting was a member of the paramilitary General Services Unit deployed to guard the embassy.
"The man was shot dead after a confrontation with officers guarding the embassy," a police source told AFP on condition of anonymity, without specifying the cause of the confrontation.
A photograph shared on social media showed the body of a man of apparently Somali origin lying on the pavement, a pool of blood staining the tarmac by his head and surrounded by police officers.
The well-guarded US embassy in Nairobi is located opposite the main UN complex in Gigiri, an upmarket suburb in the city's north popular with expatriates.
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