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48 die in Kenya town terror attack

At least 48 people were killed when dozens of Somali extremists wielding automatic weapons attacked a small Kenyan coastal town for hours, assaulting the police station, setting two hotels on fire, and spraying bullets into the street, officials said today. The assault began at around 8pm local time last night as residents were watching World Cup matches on TV. The attack met little resistance from the country’s security apparatus, and lasted until early this morning. Authorities blamed al-Shabab, Somalia’s al Qaida-linked terror group. Kenya’s top police commander, David Kimaiyo, said the death toll was 48. Another police commander said that, as residents were watching the World Cup at the…