Gunmen kill 3 in Kenyan coast – police

2014-07-21 10:10

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Nairobi - A police official says three more people were killed by unknown gunmen on the Kenyan coast where 94 people have so far perished in less than a month in attacks claimed by al-Qaeda-linked militants.

Robert Kitur, police chief in Mombasa, said on on Monday that three gunmen opened fire indiscriminately in the Soweto slum of the city Sunday night.

The attack came a day after gunmen attacked a bus and killed seven people near the town of Witu, Lamu County.

Al-Qaeda linked al-Shabaab militants from Somalia claimed responsibility for that attack. Al-Shabaab has vowed to carry out attacks in Kenya to avenge the deployment of Kenyan troops to Somalia to fight the militants

Read more on:    al-shabaab  |  al-qaeda  |  kenya  |  somalia  |  east africa
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