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39 hacked to death in Kenya tribal violence

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At least 39 people including women and children were hacked to death and their homes set ablaze in an attack Friday on a remote village in Kenya's southeastern coastal region, where deadly tribal violence also erupted earlier this year. 

A man is treated at Malindi Hospital on Friday following the attack on Kipao village. At least 39 people including women and children were hacked to death and their homes set ablaze in an attack Friday on a remote village in Kenya's southeastern coastal region, where deadly tribal violence also erupted earlier this year.

Police attributed the killings to a disarmament operation that stoked long-simmering tensions between rival communities in the Tana river delta area, but they could also be linked to the March election, the first since Kenya was gripped by deadly violence after the December 2007 vote.

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