Gunmen kidnap Italian volunteer (23) in Kenya

Gunmen have kidnapped an Italian volunteer along Kenya’s coast, police said.

Police chief Joseph Boinnet said five people also have been wounded by the attackers who shot indiscriminately in the county of Kilifi.

Mr Boinnet identified the volunteer as an Italian woman aged 23.

He said the motive for the attack was not clear and the identity of the attackers is yet to be established.

Somali-based Islamic militants have been blamed for a spate of kidnappings of foreigners at Kenya’s coast.

Kenya said it was prompted to send troops to Somalia in 2011 to fight al Shabab militants after the kidnappings of four foreigners.

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