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Wounded children treated in hospital after gun attack, kidnapping near Kenya's coast
Wounded children were being treated in hospital on Wednesday (November 21) after gunmen kidnapped an Italian volunteer in southeast Kenya and shot five people, police said, in the first abduction of a foreigner since a series of raids blamed on Somali Islamist militants six years ago.
Men armed with AK-47 rifles attacked the town of Chakama late on Tuesday (November 20) and seized the 23-year-old woman who was working for the small Italian charity Africa Milele Onlus, the National Police Service added.
Five people were wounded, including a 10-year-old shot in the eye and a 12-year-old hit in the thigh, police said. They were all taken to a hospital in Malindi.
Chakama in Kenya's Kilifi region is 60 km (40 miles) inland from the bustling coastal tourist resort on Malindi.