Four killed in Kenya attack

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Victims wait to receive treatment.- photo: AFP
Victims wait to receive treatment.- photo: AFP

Attackers shot dead four worshippers on Sunday when they burst into a church service near the Kenyan port city of Mombasa, spraying the congregation with bullets, police said.

The attack, which also left about 17 people wounded, came amid heightened warnings of a threat of Islamist violence in Kenya and despite boosted security in major cities including Mombasa.

Two people were killed instantly, while two more later died of their injuries, the Red Cross said, adding that 17 people had been taken to hospital. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Kenya has been hit by a series of attacks since 2011. — AFP

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