NAIROBI (Reuters) – Unidentified attackers killed six males in a Kenyan coastal village near the border with Somalia, beheading one of the victims and burning 4 of the our bodies, police stated on Monday.
Kenyan authorities didn’t say who was behind the assault however the al Shabaab militant group in Somalia has made frequent incursions into the realm concentrating on civilians in the previous decade.
The group was not instantly obtainable for remark.
One of the victims was stabbed and beheaded, a police report from the realm, in the county of Lamu, confirmed, and the attackers torched his home.
The second victim had gunshot wounds to the top, police stated, whereas 4 our bodies have been discovered burnt past recognition at a enterprise premises, their fingers tied behind them.
Angry at al Shabaab’s frequent incursions throughout the border, Kenya despatched its troops into Somalia in 2011 to deal with the militants, who attacked an upmarket shopping center in Nairobi in 2013 and a college in the northeast in 2015 in revenge.
Kenyan troops are nonetheless in Somalia as a part of an African Union peacekeeping drive.
(Reporting by Joseph Akwiri; Writing by Duncan Miriri; Editing by Nick Macfie)