Gunmen kill at least 50 in Kenya during World Cup TV screening




 
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Gunmen kill at least 50 in Kenya during World Cup TV screening
 
June 16th, 2014  
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Gunmen kill at least 50 in Kenya during World Cup TV screening
By Drazen Jorgic MPEKETONI Kenya (Reuters) - At least 50 people were killed when suspected Islamist gunmen in minibuses sped into a town on Kenya's coast, shooting soccer fans watching a World Cup match in a television hall and targeting hotels, a police post and a bank. Police said Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group was most likely to blame for Sunday night's assault on the town of Mpeketoni, which lies on the Indian Ocean coastline that runs north from Kenya's main port of Mombasa to the Somali border. It gave no details and the group's spokesman could not be reached for comment on the assault, the latest in a spate of gun and bomb attacks in recent months that have hurt Kenya's struggling tourist industry. Kenya, which has blamed al Shabaab for previous attacks, had said it would be on alert during the World Cup to ensure public showings of matches were kept safe.




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