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Tuesday 22 August 2017

3 killed in latest Kenya gun attack

A police officer and civilians watch a bus in Lamu, Kenya, where seven people were killed in a gun attack (AP Photo)
A police officer and civilians watch a bus in Lamu, Kenya, where seven people were killed in a gun attack (AP Photo)

Three more people have been killed by unknown gunmen on the Kenyan coast, police said today.

So far a total of 94 people have died in less than a month in attacks claimed by al Qaida-linked militants.

Mombasa police chief Robert Kitur said today that three gunmen opened fire indiscriminately in the city's Soweto slum last night.

The attack came a day after gunmen attacked a bus and killed seven people near the town of Witu, Lamu County. Al Qaida-linked al-Shabab militants from Somalia claimed responsibility for that attack.

Al-Shabab has vowed to carry out attacks in Kenya to avenge the deployment of Kenyan troops to Somalia to fight the militants.

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