1. UNRELENTING

    Al-Shabab Kills 15 More in Kenya

    Men look at a pool of blood at the entrance of a restaurant where most of the people who ran to hide were shot in the town of Mpeketoni, Lamu county on June 16, 2014 after some 50 heavily-armed gunmen attacked the town near the coastal island and popular tourist resort of Lamu the night before. At least 49 people were killed when suspected Shebab militants from Somalia stormed into a Kenyan coastal town and launched a major assault on a police station, hotels and government offices, officials said June 16. AFP PHOTO/SIMON MAINA        (Photo credit should read SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    With Kenya still reeling from Al-Shabab’s Sunday night attack on the coastal town of Mpeketoni that left 48 dead, the Islamic militant group led a second night of violence. Fifteen Kenyans were killed after gunmen raided two villages in the Poromoko district, which is near Mpeketoni. Al-Shabab spokesman Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab confirmed to Reuters, “We raided villages around Mpeketoni again last night.” Police say Al-Shabab jammed a telecommunications system to prevent alarms from being activated and alerting villagers. Most of the victims were reportedly police officers and wildlife wardens. Al-Shabab claims the attacks are revenge for Kenya’s decision to send troops to Somalia in 2011 to help the UN-backed government.

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