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Swiss tourists attacked in Kenya

A Kenyan driver was shot dead and a Swiss tourist was seriously injured in an attack on their vehicle on Friday near a game park in eastern Kenya.

A Kenyan foreign ministry spokesman described it as an armed attack, adding that two Swiss nationals were in the car and one of them, a woman, “was seriously wounded and taken to hospital”.

The other Swiss, a man, was not injured, he said, adding that the Swiss embassy Kenya was “in touch with the victim’s family”.

The attack took place in the Shaba National Reserve. It is in an area with a number of well-known game reserves and national parks and is known for banditry.

The incident is the latest in a series of violence targeting tourists in Kenya. All the others have been close to the border with Somalia some 500 kilometres to the north.

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