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INTERNATIONAL: 28 executed on bus in Kenya

Published:Saturday | November 22, 2014 | 2:16 PM

Gunmen from the Somali militant group al-Shabab have claimed responsibility for a bus attack in Northern Kenya that left 28 persons dead.

The bus was travelling to the capital, Nairobi, when it was stopped by gunmen in an area not far from the Somali border.

Officials and witnesses report that the gunmen separated non-Muslims by asking passengers to read from the Koran and said those who failed were then shot in the head.

A statement on a website linked to the Islamist group claimed the attack was in retaliation for security raids on mosques in the coastal city of Mombasa earlier this week.

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