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    Kenya Kills 9 in Somalia

    FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 file photo, Kenyan military are seen near Liboi at the border with Somalia in Kenya. Kenyan troops will stay in southern Somalia until Kenyans feel safe again, the chief of Kenya's armed forces said Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 raising questions about whether Kenya risks becoming bogged down in an open-ended occupation of its war-ravaged neighbor. (AP Photo, File)

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    Kenya’s military said Sunday that it killed nine militants from the Qaeda-linked militant group Al-Shabab, which it has been pursuing in Somalia. Several Kenyans were injured, and the Army said they believed some of the Al-Shabab fighters escaped with injuries. Kenya blames the group for a series of attacks and kidnappings in their country, and has dispatched hundreds of troops to Somalia in response. Al-Shabab is running an insurgency against the weak, U.N.-supported government in Somalia, and is recognized as the country’s most dangerous militant group.

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