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Kenya hotel attack: Suspected al-Shabaab militants kill 48 people in Mpeketoni 


At least 48 people were killed in a small coastal town in Kenya, after dozens of suspected Somali militants armed with automatic weapons attacked a police station, a bank and hotels, according to police.

The militants hijacked a van and used it to travel to targets including the police station in the town of Mpeketoni. Witnesses said that the gunmen threw explosives into the station before entering to steal weapons.