Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab Gunmen Kill Seven in Kenya Bus Attack

Seven people were killed when gunmen attacked a bus at the Kenyan coast where previous attacks had left 87 people dead, the Kenya Red Cross said Saturday.

The attack Friday night came at Corner Mbaya, three miles from the coastal town of Witu in Lamu County, the humanitarian group said.

Two of those killed were security officials and five were civilians, the Red Cross said.

 Al Qaeda linked Al Shabab Gunmen Kill Seven in Kenya Bus Attack

 Al Qaeda linked Al Shabab Gunmen Kill Seven in Kenya Bus Attack

Authorities believe many of the passengers in the 52-seater bus fled into a nearby forest.

Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab militants from Somalia claimed responsibility for the attack.

Al Shabab said the attackers were sending a message to Kenya that the group’s operations in coastal areas cannot be stopped.

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