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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.

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Tourism board: Resorts unaffected by attacks

The Kenyan tourism board says the town targeted by gunmen yesterday has no international tourist facilities, and that nearby resorts have been unaffected by the attacks.

The ruins of a burnt-out building in the Kenyan town of Mpeketoni, which was targeted by gunmen yesterday. Credit: Reuters

In a statement, Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) said:

"KTB would like to extend their sincere condolences to those affected by this incident at this difficult time.

"KTB is able to confirm that Mpeketoni has no international tourist facilities and is not an area frequented by international visitors. There were no tourists in the area at the time of the incident.

"Lamu Island, one of Kenya's primary tourist resorts, is in no way affected by this attack and neither is any other part of the Kenya coast. The majority of visitors travelling to Lamu arrive by air into the local airport."

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