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    Kenyan Troops Invade Somalia

    Kenyan security forces conducta search mission at Liboi, Kenya's border town with Somalia on October 15, 2011 for two Spanish aid workers kidnapped  from Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp and now believed to be in lawless Somalia, .Kenyan forces will pursue gunmen accused of a spate of kidnappings of foreigners across the two nations' border, the internal security minister said Saturday.   Branding Somalia's Al-Qaeda inspired Al-Shebab rebels "the enemy", George Saitoti said Kenya intended to track down the kidnappers whose raids on two beach resorts have dealt a major blow to Kenya's tourism industry. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    After the recent kidnappings of Western tourists by Somali militants, Kenyan troops have crossed the border into Somalia, targeting the Islamist group al Shabab. Eyewitnesses say at least 25 armored Kenyan vehicles were seen in the Somali town of Dhobley, while unidentifiable warplanes struck two al Shabab bases in southern Somalia. Al Shabab has vowed to fight off the Kenyan attackers, while Somalia’s diplomat at the United Nations called the move “a very serious territorial intrusion by a foreign country.”

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