5 suspected of coast attack killed in Kenya

2014-06-21 08:59


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Nairobi - Kenya's interior ministry says security forces have shot and killed five people suspected of killing 60 residents in two night-time attacks on a coastal town this week.

The ministry said on Friday that Kenya's police inspector general was on the country's Indian Ocean coast to oversee the process of taking fingerprints from the dead suspects to help identify them.

The ministry said three AK-47 assault rifles and ammunition were also recovered.

Attackers killed about 50 people in Mpeketoni, a coastal town, on Sunday night as World Cup matches were playing on TV. Ten more people were killed in a second night of attacks.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has blamed political forces inside Kenya for the attack, despite the fact that the Somali militant group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility.
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