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More than 10 killed in militia battles in northern Kenya

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ISIOLO, Kenya (Reuters) - More than 10 people were killed on Saturday in fighting in the town of Moyale in northern Kenya where troops have been sent to stop a week of fighting between rival ethnic groups that has sent thousands fleeing into Ethiopia, residents said.
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The arid northern region of Kenya is also awash with guns due to its proximity to unstable neighbors such as Somalia, where al Qaeda-linked militants have been fighting to topple the government, and Ethiopia, where rebel fighters have made sporadic incursions into Kenya.

The fighting in Moyale, in Marsabit near the border with Ethiopia, is between rival ethnic groups - Borana on one side and an alliance of Gabra and Burji on the other, battling with guns and mortars.
An armed society is a polite society they say.

Curiously enough I was only a few hours drive from Moyale about a week ago - fortunately on the Ethiopian side of the border. Fascinating how two nations that neighbour each other can be so different.
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these tribal conflicts have been going on for years, they just switched the spear for a AK.

Some of the bandit groups in the area out gun the taliban, i mean cattle thieves in kenya shot down a chopper.
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