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Somalia's al Shabaab says has Kenyans in captivity

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  • Some believed to be from Wednesday's cross border raid

  • Kenyan military kills al Shabaab scout near their camp

By Feisal Omar and Abdi Sheikh

MOGADISHU, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda-linked militants in Somalia have captured hostages and a Kenyan government vehicle after killing seven people in an attack on a police camp in Northern Kenya on Wednesday, a spokesman for al Shabaab told Reuters on Friday.

Kenyan security officers are searching for two government officials and a civilian whom they suspect were kidnapped during the raid by about 100 heavily armed fighters on the police camp in Gerille, about 7 km (4 miles) from the Somali border.

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