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Terrorists slaughter 48 people in Kenya

At least 48 people were killed Sunday night and early Monday morning when dozens of militants hoisting automatic weapons attacked the Kenyan city of Mpeketoni. Authorities said the gunmen attacked a police station, set fire to two hotels, and sprayed a deluge of bullets into the streets of the coastal town. The attack began around 8 p.m. local time, as many fans were watching the World Cup on TV.

The attackers were met with little resistance. Local police officials blamed al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda linked group behind a recent string of terrorist attacks in the country. Yesterday's bloody attack is the country's worst since September 2013, when al-Shabaab gunmen killed 67 people at a Nairobi mall. --Jordan Valinsky