A man observes the remains of destroyed vehicles and buildings in the town of Mpeketoni, about 100 km from the Somali border on the coast of Kenya Monday, June 16, 2014. AP
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Extremists attacked a coastal area of Kenya for the second night in a row, killing at least nine people a day after the deaths of nearly 50, an official said Tuesday.The Somali militant group also claimed responsibility for the Sunday night attack in nearby Mpeketoni that killed 48 people.The U.S. ambassador made Kenya's entire coastal region off-limits for embassy employees after the attack.Al-Shabab later said that it carried out the attack because of Kenya's "brutal oppression of Muslims in Kenya," including the killings of Muslim scholars in Mombasa.
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