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Kenyan Officials Say at Least 61 Dead in Attack on Village


Kenyan officials say armed bandits have attacked a northeastern village near the Ethiopian border, leaving at least 61 people dead, including many women and children.

Police say between 200 and 500 attackers raided Turbi village, some 445 kilometers northeast of Nairobi, on Tuesday. At least 10 of the bandits were killed.

Officials say Kenyan police and military forces pursued the attackers who are believed to have fled across the border into Ethiopia. Security forces are said to have recovered five thousand sheep, ten camels and several head of cattle in the pursuit.

Clashes in remote areas in eastern and northern Kenya are common as clans fight for scant resources.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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