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19 Nov 2020 | 04:15 AM UTC

Attackers kill four in Kapedo (Turkana County) November 19

Attackers kill four civilians in Kapedo (Turkana County) on November 19; similar incidents possible in the near term

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Event

Unidentified gunmen killed four people as they were fetching wood in Kapedo village (Turkana County) on Thursday morning, November 19. Police officers have reportedly been deployed to the village following the attack to carry out investigations and locate the perpetrators.

Further security operations are expected in the area over the near term and further attacks are also possible.

Context

In rural parts of the country, tensions between communities over ethnicity and access to resources lead to sporadic clashes, with violence exacerbated by the widespread availability of firearms

Advice

Those operating in the aforementioned area are advised to exercise a heightened sense of situational awareness given the persistent threat from criminal activity and immediately report any suspicious activity to security forces. Travelers are advised to ensure that security management protocols remain commensurate with the prevailing local threat environment.

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