Islamists deadly attacks on Kenyan coast

By Updated at 2014-06-17 08:24:55 +0000


Somali-linked Islamist militants have killed at least eight people in a second night of attacks on Kenya's coast, after a raid on the town of Mpeketoni left at least 50 dead, the Kenya Red Cross and the Somali rebel group have said.

The Red Cross coordinator for the coast, Mwanaisha Hamisi, told Reuters that on Monday night gunmen had attacked the 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 the group had killed as many as 20 people, mostly police. "Our operations in Kenya will continue."