Horrifying Muslim Attack at Kenya Resort Claims 48 Lives; Corpses Still Being Found
The global Islamist caliphate continues to slaughter innocents. This time al-Shebab thugs terrorized a town and murdered scores in an attack that lasted hours:
Mombasa (Kenya) (AFP) – At least 26 people were killed when some 50 insurgents flying black Islamist flags swept into a Kenyan coastal town firing guns in an unprecedented attack, a local government official said on Monday.
“So far we have collected over 26 bodies and taken them to the mortuary, but we are still looking for more,” Benson Maisori, deputy commissioner for the district, told AFP.
Gun battles began Sunday evening and continued into the early hours of Monday morning, but by dawn, the town of Mpeketoni was reported calm.
The insurgents were reported to have been from Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab.
“There were around 50 attackers, heavily armed in three vehicles, and they were flying the Shebab flag,” Maisori added, speaking from the town, where several buildings including hotels, restaurants, banks and government offices were razed to the ground.
“They were shouting in Somali and shouting ‘Allahu Akbar'”, he added, meaning “God is great”, in Arabic.
Many were using the hashtag #MpeketoniAttack to publicize pictures and information from the attack. The Kenya Red Cross account had the death toll far above the AFP report (caution: some graphic images):
This was one of the first tweets about the attack:
Some from the region are tweeting that there could be as many as a 100 casualties:
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Quite a week for Islamist extremism. Let’s pray that the world grows in peace and renounces this violence.