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Gunmen attack bars in Kenya, five dead

world Updated: Jan 02, 2012 00:37 IST

Gunmen sprayed bullets at New Year revellers in two bars in northeastern Kenya on Sunday, killing five people, a witness and police said, the latest in a wave of attacks near the border with Somalia.

Kenyan security forces suspect al Shabaab Islamist rebels, who are fighting the Western-backed government in Somalia, are also behind a string of deadly strikes in the border region.

A worker at one of the bars in the town of Ga rissa said gunmen approached in a vehicle, opened fire and then drove away.

"The guys fired from the vehicle. They first shot the guard, (and then) shot those who tried to leave and those at the entrance," said a witness.