Somali militants take Kenya hostages
13 January 2012, 10:31
Garissa - A Somali militant group says it took several hostages in a raid that killed at least six people.
police commissioner of North Eastern Province says at least six people
were killed in the attack late on Wednesday, including a primary school
teacher. He says four people are missing and six others were wounded.
press release from the Somali militant group al-Shabaab did not specify
how many hostages had been taken from the northern town of Gerille, but
said their identities would soon be released. Al-Shabaab says seven
people were killed and that they seized vehicles, communication
equipment and a cache of weapons.
Al-Shabaab says the raid was in response to Kenya's decision to send troops into Somalia in October.
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