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Xinhua | Updated:2014-06-17 09:51Security officers guard at the scene of crime at Mpeketoni, a coastal town in Kenya, June 16, 2014. [Photo/Xinhua]Kenyas attack death toll rises to 27, policeman among dead MOGADISHU — The radical Islamist group of Al- Shabaab on Monday claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on the Kenyan coastal town of Mpeketoni that left dozens killed or injured, pro-militant media reported.Nearly 48 were killed after more than 50 gunmen attacked people in bars and cafes watching FIFA world cup in the busy town.Website Somalimemo reported that the radical group said it was behind the attack in retaliation of Muslims it claimed were killed by Kenya security forces in the coastal city of Mombasa.”The Al-Shabaab Muhajideen Movement said the attack was avenging for Muslim clerics massacred in Mombasa by Kenyan security forces,” said the pro-militant Somali website quoting Al- Shabaab officials.The group reportedly warned Kenya, which has troops serving in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), and called for it to withdraw its troops.”Do not ever dream of living peacefully in your lands while your forces kill the innocent in our lands” Al-Shabaab said in the statement quoted by the radical Islamist media in Somalia.Kenyan troops are currently deployed in southern Somalia where they deposed militants from power.The Somali-based radical group of Al-Shabaab opposes the foreign forces presence in Somalia and vowed to avenge African states that contributed forces to the AU mission.The Al-Qaeda linked fighters have also attacked a restaurant in Djibouti, a country that has also sent troops to the horn of Africa nation.Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia and Sierra Leone have also sent forces to Somalia where an internationally recognized government is struggling to establish its authority.Previous1 2 3 NextPrevious1 2 3 NextRelated StoriesIslamist fighters vow to capture BaghdadJihadi fighters seek to establish new Islamist state on Syria-Iraq borderMilitant Islamist video threatens Winter OlympicsIslamist group threatens OlympicsIslamist rebels form separate Syrian alliancePhotoUNs top environmental honors go to three in ChinaGerman trains collide near Duesseldorf, several people injuredLiu heralds UK partnership in education and researchEfforts needed for sustainable projects1st Panda cub born in France named Yuan MengFree trade studies agreed on as Li meets with Canadian PM TrudeauMost Viewed in 24 HoursExclusiveAfricans in China portray their own stories in filmFamily of Chinese man killed in US relives memoriesChinese elements in western mainstream mediaWeekly PhotoThe world in photos: Nov 27-Dec 3NewsmakerLiu heralds UK partnership in education and researchSquash a perfect match for girl refugees in JordanSpecialPresident Xi attends APEC meetingUS President Donald Trump visits ChinaReporters JournalNew platforms build medical bridgesGentrification, segregation cause for concern in growing DCChina-JapanLi tells Japanese business leaders its time for bilateral cooperationChina-USChinese music finds new foothold in United StatesChina-EuropeLiu heralds UK partnership in education and researchChina-AfricaAction urged over pollutionBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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