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At least 30 die in Kenya tribal attacks

NAIROBI — Nearly 40 people, many of them children, were killed and scores of others were seriously injured Friday in renewed tribal attacks along the coastal Tana River delta, Kenyan police officials said.

According to police, the fighting broke out when armed attackers from the Pokomo community raided a village belonging to the neighboring Orma ethnic group Friday morning.

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“So far, 39 people are dead, including 13 children and six women,’’ said Robert Kitur, the deputy police chief for the region.

He said 11 Orma men and nine of the Pokomo attackers were among those killed.

No arrests have been made, the police official said, adding that security was being reinforced in the area.

Kenyan Red Cross officials, whose response team was at the scene, gave a lower toll, saying they had counted 30 bodies, among them children and women. The officials said more than 30 people suffered serious wounds while more than 45 houses were set on fire. Most of those killed were either shot or hacked to death after the dawn attack.

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