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Al-Shabab militants attack in Kenya, leaving at least 50 dead

Nairobi: An Extremists attacked a coastal area of Kenya for the second night in a row, killing at least nine people a day after the deaths of nearly 60, an official informed today.

According Police spokesman that Al-Shabab militants attacked Majembeni
village. The Somali militant group also claimed responsibility for the
Sunday night attack in nearby Mpeketoni that killed 58 people.

The back-to-back attacks underscore the weak security around the Lamu area,
which lies just south of the Somali border. Lamu once attracted swarms of
foreign visitors but its tourist sector has been suffering in recent years
because of increasing violence.

The merciless tactics recalled al-Shabab’s attack on an upscale mall in
Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, last September in which at least 67 people were
killed, some of them after not being able to answer questions about Islam.

Al-Shabab later said it carried out the attack because of Kenya’s “brutal
oppression of Muslims in Kenya,” including the killings of Muslim scholars
in Mombasa. The group said that such attacks would continue “as you
continue to invade our lands and oppress innocent Muslims.”

Tourists were then warned: “Kenya is now officially a war zone and as such
any tourists visiting the country do so at their own peril. Foreigners with
any regard for their safety and security should stay away from Kenya.”

Kenya has experienced a wave of gunfire and bomb and grenade attacks in
recent months. The U.S., U.K., France, Australia, and Canada have all
recently upgraded their terror-threat warnings for the country. U.S.
Marines behind sandbag bunkers have for some days been stationed on the
roof of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi./UNN/E Pakistan

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