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Suspected Islamist militants behead nine men in Kenya

Saturday 8 July 2017, by siawi3

Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-kenya-attack-idUSKBN19T0E9

Sat Jul 8, 2017 | 6:31am EDT

Suspected Islamist militants behead nine men in Kenya

Suspected Islamist militants beheaded nine men in an overnight attack on a village in the Kenyan coastal district of Lamu, police said, days after Somali militants killed three policemen in an attack on a nearby village.

Police said there were nine bodies. A witness, who asked not to be named, confirmed the death toll.

"They raided Jima and Poromoko villages and killed nine men. They were slaughtered like chickens, using knives," said the witness.

(reporting by Joseph Akwiri; writing by Katharine Houreld)