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

 

Monday 16 June 2014 12:34
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A woman observes the remains of the Breeze View Hotel, where residents watching World Cup soccer tournament, were attacked and killed by militants, in the town of Mpeketoni, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the Somali border on the coast of Kenya
A woman observes the remains of the Breeze View Hotel, where residents watching World Cup soccer tournament, were attacked and killed by militants, in the town of Mpeketoni, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the Somali border on the coast of Kenya

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.

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