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Suspected Al Shabaab militants attack Lamu's Mpeketoni town

By David Ochami | Published Mon, June 16th 2014 at 00:00, Updated June 16th 2014 at 13:46 GMT +3

MOMBASA, KENYA: Gunmen on Sunday attacked Mpeketoni township in Lamu County, and burnt down a police station escaping with weapons and two vehicles.

They proceeded to attack several hotels in the area including Farmers Hotel. Residents have fled to the forests and into the interior.

An eye witness told The Standard he has seen six bodies lying on the street.

“Shooting still going on, the attackers are shouting aalahu akbar,” he said.

Witnesses say the attackers came in a vehicle believed to have been hijacked in a township called Witu and that the dead were executed.

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