Mpeketoni attack: Death toll rises to 48

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  • Gunmen opened fire from two minibuses and set two hotels ablaze and most of the victims were shot in the head.
  • The attackers also broke into three banks; Kenya Commercial Bank, Equity and Co-operative but it is not yet clear whether they stole any money.
  • Several buildings including hotels, restaurants, banks and government offices were burned down.

At least 48 people were killed when suspected Shebab militants from Somalia stormed into a Kenyan coastal town and launched a major assault on a police station, hotels and government offices, officials said.

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