Al-Shabab claims responsibility for attack in Kenya that killed 48

By World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post, June 16, 2014

Al-Shabab, a Somali al-Qaeda-linked group, has asserted responsibility for an hours-long assault on a Kenyan costal town in which 48 people were killed.

The attack in Mpeketoni began Sunday night and lasted until early Monday, with little resistance from Kenya’s security forces. Two hotels and many vehicles were set on fire.

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