Al-Shabaab 'claims responsibility' for Kenya attacks

A central square in the town of Mpeketoni, following yesterday's attacks. Credit: Reuters

Al-Shabaab, the Somali Islamist group with links to Al-Qaeda, has claimed responsibility for yesterday's attacks, according to the pro-Shabaab website Somalimemo.

It goes on to claim that the attacks were revenge for the killing of Muslim clerics.

Kenya sent troops to Somalia in 2011 to help the UN-backed government defeat Al-Shabaab.

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Militants 'kill 15 more' in second night of Kenya attacks

Islamist militants killed at least 15 people in a second night of attacks on Kenya's coast, a day after a raid on the town of Mpeketoni left at least 50 dead, the Kenya Red Cross said.