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Monday 1 September 2014

Kenya coast attack suspects killed

Published 20/06/2014 | 12:57

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A truck loaded with Kenyan security troops patrols in Mpeketoni town (AP)

Kenyan security forces have shot and killed five people suspected of killing 60 residents in two night-time attacks on a coastal town this week, the Interior Ministry said.

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The police inspector general was on the Indian Ocean coast to oversee the process of taking fingerprints from the dead suspects to help identify them, officials said.

The ministry said three AK-47 assault rifles and ammunition were also recovered.

Attackers killed about 50 people in Mpeketoni, a coastal town, on Sunday night as World Cup matches were playing on TV. Ten more people were killed in a second night of attacks.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has blamed political forces inside Kenya for the attack, despite the fact that the Somali militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility.

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