Five killed in new attack on Kenya's coast

Five people have been killed by attackers who raided a village on Kenya's coast near Mpeketoni town where around 65 people died in assaults last week, a government official has said.

Somali militant group Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for last week's attacks on the Mpeketoni area, although Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta dismissed al Shabaab's account and said local politicians were behind it.

Speaking to Reuters Lamu County commissioner, Stephen Ikua said: "I am aware that a gang that is unknown attacked Taa village in Witu division yesterday (Monday) night and killed five people."

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