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June 27, 2011

Kenya land clashes claim 10 lives

Clashes over control of grazing land and water sources in drought-afflicted northern Kenya killed at least 10 people on June 25, police said.

Police and local leaders said the fighting occurred on the border between... two districts in an area that is prone to drought and has been plagued by deadly clashes over resources in the past few years.

The clashes were reportedly sparked by raiders from the Samburu community attacking Somali and Borana herdsmen.

In May, about 20 people died in fighting between raiders from Ethiopia and northern Kenyan tribesmen, prompting the two countries to tighten security along the remote frontiers.

Reuters

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