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Five children among dead in revenge attack on Kenya village

Security officers walk away as a man mourns next to the bodies of his wife and a daughter who were gunned down outside their house as they attempted to escape, in Kibusu on Jan. 10, 2013.
Security officers walk away as a man mourns next to the bodies of his wife and a daughter who were gunned down outside their house as they attempted to escape, in Kibusu on Jan. 10, 2013.AP
A woman is consoled after seeing the bodies of relatives on Jan. 10, 2013 following an overnight attack on the village of Kibusu in the Tana River region of Kenya.
A woman is consoled after seeing the bodies of relatives on Jan. 10, 2013 following an overnight attack on the village of Kibusu in the Tana River region of Kenya.Ivan Lieman / AFP - Getty Images
Security officers walk away as a man mourns next to the bodies of his wife and a daughter who were gunned down outside their house as they attempted to escape, in Kibusu on Jan. 10, 2013.
Security officers walk away as a man mourns next to the bodies of his wife and a daughter who were gunned down outside their house as they attempted to escape, in Kibusu on Jan. 10, 2013.AP

Reuters reports — Ten people were killed on Thursday when armed raiders torched more than a dozen houses in Kenya's Tana River area, the Red Cross said, violence police say is linked to upcoming elections.

Five children and two women were among the dead. One child lay dead in the dirt still wearing his school backpack, Reuters television footage showed.

Residents bury a relative who was killed during the attack in Kibusu village on Jan. 10, 2013.
Residents bury a relative who was killed during the attack in Kibusu village on Jan. 10, 2013.Siegfried Modola / Reuters

Raiders from the Orma tribe - semi-nomadic cattle-herders - struck the Pokomo village of Kibisu a day after Pokomo farmers wielding guns, machetes and arrows killed several Ormas in a nearby settlement.

The raid was the latest in a series of tit-for-tat killings that are ostensibly part of a longstanding grazing land and water dispute between two tribes.

On Wednesday, however, police said several politicians, business people and local leaders were still funding the violence, in which 100 people were killed in August. Read the full story.

A man mourns as he attends the burial of a relative killed in Kibusu on Jan. 10, 2013.
A man mourns as he attends the burial of a relative killed in Kibusu on Jan. 10, 2013.Siegfried Modola / Reuters
A woman stands in the remains of a burnt house in Kibusu on Jan. 10, 2013.
A woman stands in the remains of a burnt house in Kibusu on Jan. 10, 2013.Ivan Lieman / AFP - Getty Images
A man is consoled after seeing the bodies of relatives in Kibusu on Jan. 10, 2013.
A man is consoled after seeing the bodies of relatives in Kibusu on Jan. 10, 2013.Ivan Lieman / AFP - Getty Images

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