5 killed in attack on Kenyan coast

2014-06-24 08:52
Kenya police observe the remains of burnt-out cars at a police station in Mpeketoni, Lamu County. (Simon Maina, AFP)

Kenya police observe the remains of burnt-out cars at a police station in Mpeketoni, Lamu County. (Simon Maina, AFP)

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Mombasa - Five people have been killed by unknown attackers who raided a village on Kenya's coast near Mpeketoni town where about 65 people died in assaults last week, a government official said on Tuesday.

Somali militant group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for last week's attacks on the Mpeketoni area, although Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta dismissed al-Shabaab's account and said local politicians were behind it.

"I am aware that a gang that is unknown attacked Taa village in Witu division yesterday [Monday] night and killed five people," Lamu County commissioner, Stephen Ikua said.

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