Brit Tourists Killed, Kidnapped in Kenya


Somali gunmen working as escorts for journalists walk down a war scarred street in Bakara, the most important market until recently in Mogadishu on August 17, 2011.

A British tourist, David Tebbutt, appears to have been shot dead at a luxury resort in Kenya after it came under attack by Somali militants. Tebbutt, 58, was staying with his wife, Judith, at the $1,300-a-night Kiwayu Safari Village, one of the most expensive resorts in Kenya. Judith is believed to have been kidnapped and, according to The New York Times, is headed with her captors toward Ras Kamboni, Somalia—a hideout for Islamic militants. Western officials are investigating whether the raid was the work of pirates or an Islamic militant group such as Al-Shabab.