Two killed in hostage rescue operation after militant attack in Kenya

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July 13, 2017 19:57
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MOMBASA- A senior Kenyan government official was taken hostage with five other people by suspected Islamist militants who attacked the vehicle they were traveling in on Thursday, a military spokesman said.

Maryam El Maawy, from Kenya's ministry of public works, and three of the party were rescued by military personnel - but the driver and another person were killed during the operation.

Military spokesman Joseph Owuoth, told Reuters the attack by suspected Somalia's al Shabaab militants occurred in the coastal district of Lamu.

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