▲ Up
 
04:39 27-07-2017
АКИpress CA-News Tazabek Turmush
ADVERTISE WITH US SUBSCRIBE
KazakhstanKyrgyzstanMongoliaTajikistanTurkmenistanUzbekistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
Gunmen kill 11 in new Kenya coast attack
16:59, 24 June 2014, 651

AKIPRESS.COM - attack At least 11 people have been killed in a new attack on Kenya's coastal region, officials said Tuesday, one week after some 60 people died in twin massacres nearby, the Naharnet news agency reports.

Some were hacked to death with knives, others shot and executed at close quarters, mirroring tactics used in earlier attacks claimed by Somalia's Al-Qaida-linked Shebab.

The attack took place overnight on a small village near the town of Witu, on the mainland some 50 kilometers (30 miles) west of the tourist island of Lamu.

Lamu County Commissioner Stephen Ikua called it an "unfortunate attack", the third in the area this month.

Five bodies were initially found, Ikua said, but a police source later said that six more bodies were found, taking the toll to 11.

Deputy district commissioner Benson Maisori said that some "were killed with knives", while others "were shot, executed at very close range."

Several people were reported to have been wounded in the attack and taken to nearby hospitals for treatment, local councilor Athaman Badi said.

There was no immediate claims of responsibility.

"We have sent our officers to the ground to get more details... they are on the ground pursuing the attackers," Ikua added.

The village is reported to be a mix of Kenyan ethnic groups.

Attacks last week on the nearby coastal Mpeketoni district left at least 60 dead.


Full access to all news articles in English

1 month2000 somsubscribe
year20000 somsubscribe
These subscription fees are for private individuals only. Please contact us via phone +996 (312) 900-776 or email info@akipress.org for corporate subscription inquiries
Twitterfacebookprint
LATEST NEWS
17:23 'Turnover between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan amounted to $339.3 mln in January-May' - Minister of Economy17:21 EU to open Delegation to Mongolia17:16 US moves one step closer to imposing fresh Russia sanctions17:14 Atambayev signs ratification of $20 mln loan from Saudi Fund for Development for North-South Road rehabilitation17:12 Kyrgyzstan ratifies agreement with Georgian on avoidance of double taxation16:57 Men who wanted give a ride to 24yo Polish woman in Issyk-Kul tell their versions of what happened16:55 11 civil servants from Kyrgyzstan to attend graduate school in South Korea16:52 Kyrgyzmani gains 4th place at Asian Weightlifting Championship in Nepal16:14 France wildfires force mass evacuation16:08 Chairperson of Yakutia's State Assembly presented to Kyrgyz Academy of Sciences works of Kyrgyz authors translated into Yakut16:05 Election Commission recommends Tekebayev to appeal to court for a permission to Kyrgyz language test that presidential candidates must pass16:05 Special bricks used in construction of Burana tower found during excavations in Naryn15:50 Indian PM Modi invites Mongolia's Battulga to visit India15:49 Eyewitness tells court about robbing Bakiyevs' properties with help of Ata-Meken MPs15:45 Kyzylorda region plans to export meat to Russia15:26 Mass bull die off reported in Jalal-Abad pasture15:24 MFA of Kyrgyzstan, French Senators discuss upcoming elections in Kyrgyzstan15:15 EU court backs migrant deportations by Austria, Slovenia15:06 John Malkovich arrives in Astana15:02 Government approves draft protocol on requirements for exporting horses to China
© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2017. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75