Two killed in vehicle ambush on Kenya coast

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Nairobi - A Kenyan police official says gunmen have killed two employees of a technical university in Mombasa on Kenya's Indian Ocean coast in a suspected extremist attack.

The assault occurred as President Uhuru Kenyatta campaigned in the coastal region for fresh presidential elections later this month.

Larry Kieng, the region's police chief, said on Tuesday the gunmen suspected to be al-Shabaab rebels from neighbouring Somalia sprayed a vehicle carrying university staff and police with bullets near the campus.

The attack recalled the April 2, 2015 attack on Garissa University in eastern Kenyan in which four gunmen killed 148 people, most of them students.

Somalia's al-Shabaab militia has been carrying out attacks on Kenya saying they are retribution for Kenyan troops deployed in Somalia to fight the rebels.

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