Islamist militants kill eight more in fresh attack in Kenya
Somali-linked Islamist militants killed at least eight people in fresh attacks
on Kenya’s coast, after a raid on the town of Mpetekoni left at least 50 dead,
the Kenya Red Cross and the Somali rebel group said on Tuesday.
coordinator for the coast Mwanaisha Hamisi told Reuters that gunmen on Monday
night attacked Poromoko area near Mpeketoni, which lies on the coast between
Mombasa and the Somali border in the north, killing at least eight people.
“We raided villages
around Mpeketoni again last night,” Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, the spokesman
for al Shabaab’s military operations, also told Reuters, saying it killed as
many as 20 people, mostly police. “Our operations in Kenya will continue.”