Crime & Investigation

48 Killed As Gunmen Raid Kenyan Town


pharm geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>Kenya Red Cross said in a brief statement on Monday morning that houses, try vehicles, hotels and restaurants were also burnt in the latest wave of terrorist attacks.

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Earlier, the humanitarian body put the death toll at 34 only to revise it to 48 after more casualties succumbed to gunshot wounds.

“Two casualties have been evacuated to Lamu Hospital and one to Mpeketoni Hospital,” said Kenya Red Cross.

Police boss David Kimaiyo told Kenyan media on Monday that a group of about 50 armed assailants raided the inland town with explosives before destroying dozens of cars, two hotels, bank and police station.

Other commercial buildings were also set on fire, raising concerns about Kenya armed forces’ ability to maintain stability in the volatile country.

Police suspect Al Shabaab militants led the onslaught.

Kimaiyo said the death toll could rise higher.


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