Published On: Thu, Feb 21st, 2013
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Gunmen kill seven at mosque in Kenya border town

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Kenyan security forces search on October 15, 2011 near Liboi, Kenya's border town with Somalia. By Tony Karumba (AFP/File)
Kenyan security forces search on October 15, 2011 near Liboi, Kenya’s border town with Somalia. By Tony Karumba (AFP/File)

NAIROBI (AFP) – Gunmen stormed a mosque in a Kenyan town near the border with Somalia on Thursday, killing seven people including women, police and a local official said.

The attack occurred in Malleley near the town of Liboi when “heavily armed men stormed a mosque and shot at people indiscriminately,” a police officer in the town of Garissa said. A local administrative official said five men and two women were killed.