Al Shabaab beheads 9 in latest attack in Jima and Poromoko villages in Kenya
Lamu - Suspected Islamist militants beheaded nine men in an overnight attack on a village in the Kenyan coastal district of Lamu, police said, days after Somali militants killed three policemen in an attack on a nearby village.
Police said there were nine bodies. A witness, who asked not to be named, confirmed the death toll.
"They raided Jima and Poromoko villages and killed nine men. They were slaughtered like chickens, using knives," said the witness.
Villagers said a group of heavily armed attackers, many of whom appeared to be ethnic Somalis, attacked the villagers at 11:00 pm. They went house to house searching for non-Muslim men and gathered their victims together before beheading them.