Africa

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Children injured during an attack in their village in Tana River district receive treatment inside a ward at the Malindi district hospital December 21, 2012.
  • An injured woman is treated at the district hospital in Malindi Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, following tribal clashes in Kipao village in the Tana River Delta.
  • A villager armed with a spear walks past Kenyan police sent to keep order following tribal clashes in Kipao village in the Tana River Delta region of southeastern Kenya.
  • A villager walks away armed with a spear after viewing the bodies of suspected attackers from the Pokomo tribe, not pictured, following tribal clashes in Kipao village in the Tana River Delta region.

Tana River Violence

Published December 21, 2012

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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