Gunmen burn wildlife camp houses on Kenya's coast, days after raiders killed 22 people

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: July 8, 2014 - 1:00 PM

NAIROBI, Kenya — An official says gunmen attacked a wildlife conservancy camp on the Kenyan coast and torched houses and a vehicle there, days after another attack in the same area.

Bwanamkuu Bwanaheri, who works at the Lamu Conservation Trust's Milihoi camp, said Tuesday no one was injured when the attackers burned five houses Monday night. He said residents were sleeping in the bush as a precautionary measure following the recent spate of attacks.

The area is close to two previous attacks in late June in Mpeketoni that killed 65 people, and another two days ago in which 22 people were killed. Al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militants from Somalia claimed responsibility for both attacks, but the Kenyan government says they were organized by local, not regional groups.

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