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Kenyan attack kills at least 48

Johannesburg (dpa) - At least 48 people were killed in the Kenyan coastal settlement of Mpeketoni near the tourist resort Lamu in an attack by about 50 gunmen, a news report said Monday.

"The situation is not good for now. The toll could be more than the 47 bodies that we have collected," Police Inspector General David Kimaiyo was quoted by The Standard newspaper as saying.

Kimaiyo said those confirmed dead in Sunday’s attack included a police driver.

"We are yet to know if they were (Somali Islamist group) Al-Shabaab militants," he said. The attackers shouted "Allahu akbar," a witness earlier told The Standard.

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