Shebab claims deadly strike on Kenya bus

Kenyan police inspect the scene a day after a bus and a police vehicle were attacked by gunmen near the coastal town of Witu, on July 19, 2014Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab on Saturday claimed an attack on a bus near the Kenyan vacation island of Lamu in which seven people were killed. The Kenyan Red Cross said five civilians and two police officers died late on Friday when armed men opened fire first on a bus, then on a car and a police vehicle, near the town of Witu, 50 kilometres (30 miles) from Lamu island. Local authorities said four of the seven dead were police officers. A Shebab spokesman told AFP by telephone the group was “ready to act or attack anywhere necessary within Kenya.”

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