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Report: Kenyan forces abused Somalis near border
Associated Press
Friday, May 04, 2012
An international human rights group says Kenyan security forces abused ethnic Somalis in Kenya's border region in response to attacks by militants from Somalia.

Human Rights Watch said in a report Friday that a woman was raped by a police officer at the world's largest refugee camp during a raid by Kenyan police in December. The group said other refugees were beaten, robbed and extorted.

A police spokesman had no comment. The report said a government committee is investigating.

Kenyan police blame sympathizers of al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militants from neighboring Somalia for the killing of at least 30 Kenyans in separate attacks. The militants have vowed to carry out a large-scale attack on Kenya for sending its troops into Somalia in October.


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