Most Mpeketoni victims were shot in the head
21 June 2014, 16:26
Nairobi - The government pathologist Johansen Oduor has said that most of the people who were killed by gunmen in Mpeketoni were shot in the head.
According to Oduor, the autopsy revealed that the attackers shot most of the victims at close range adding that most of them were armed with AK47 riffles.
He said none of the bullet heads were retrieved from the bodies indicating that the attackers had powerful firearms, Daily Nation reports.
Gunmen raided Mpeketoni town as some people were watching a World Cup match in cafes and hotels and killed at least 48 people.
Nine more people were killed in an attack the following night in a nearby village.
The Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack although President Uhuru Kenyatta said it was politically instigated.
On Thursday, the Kenya Defence Forces killed five people suspected of involvement in the attacks.
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