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Tana River Violence

Authorities in Kenya say at least 39 people -- 30 villagers and nine attackers -- have been killed in fresh clashes between two rival ethnic groups in the southeastern Tana River region.
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Villagers and police view the bodies of suspected attackers from the Pokomo tribe, following tribal clashes in Kipao village in the Tana River Delta region of southeastern Kenya Dec. 21, 2012.
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Villagers and police view the bodies of suspected attackers from the Pokomo tribe, following tribal clashes in Kipao village in the Tana River Delta region of southeastern Kenya Dec. 21, 2012.

Members of the Kenya Red Cross carry an injured man after an attack in his village at Tana River district.
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Members of the Kenya Red Cross carry an injured man after an attack in his village at Tana River district.

At least 39 people including men, women, children, and attackers, were killed when farmers from the Pokomo tribe, armed with spears and AK-47 rifles, raided a village of semi-nomadic Orma herders early Friday, according to a police official.
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At least 39 people including men, women, children, and attackers, were killed when farmers from the Pokomo tribe, armed with spears and AK-47 rifles, raided a village of semi-nomadic Orma herders early Friday, according to a police official.

Paramedics at the Malindi district hospital attend to a child injured when their community members were attacked at Tana River district in Kenya's coastal Tana Delta region December 21 2012.
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Paramedics at the Malindi district hospital attend to a child injured when their community members were attacked at Tana River district in Kenya's coastal Tana Delta region December 21 2012.

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