‘Several dead’ in Kenya coast attack

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“At least five killed by attackers in Taa village near Mpeketoni, the site of raids that killed 65 last week.”

Five people have been killed by unknown attackers in a village on Kenya’s coast near Mpeketoni town, where at least 65 people died in attacks last week, a government official said.

“I am aware that a gang that is unknown attacked Taa village in Witu division yesterday (Monday) night and killed five people,” the Lamu County commissioner, Stephen Ikua, told Reuters news agency.

The “attackers used machetes and other crude weapons … the victims have cuts and injuries,” Taa village chief Kaviha Charo Karisa told Reuters.

Taa village is about 40km from Mpeketoni village where last week’s deadly attack took place.

Somali armed group al-Shabab said it carried out last week’s attacks on the Mpeketoni area, although the Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, dismissed the claim and said local politicians were behind it.

Source: Reuters

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