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Violence breaks out in refugee camp

Violence has flared in refugee camps in northeastern Kenya, UNHCR reports. Four men and two boys aged 15 and 17 were found tied to trees and shot dead close to Hagadera camp on 21 January. The police detained five men in connection with the incident. Amid increased tensions, fighting broke out in Hagadera on Sunday and 91 refugee shelters were torched. Twenty people were injured in renewed fighting on Monday, despite the earlier intervention of police and refugee and local elders. Hagadera houses some 35,000 Somali refugees.

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