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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