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Kenya attacks: 'Women abducted' near Mpeketoni

At least 12 women were abducted during the latest attack on Kenya's coast, which also left 15 people dead, residents have told the BBC.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has blamed "local political networks" for the overnight raid on two villages near the town of Mpeketoni.

Somalia's al-Shabab group had earlier said it was behind the attack.

In a televised address, the president said information about the attacks had been available to security agents in the area but they had failed to act.

  • 17 Jun 2014
  • From the section Africa
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