Machete wielding assailants have killed at least 11 people in a brutal attack on a Kenyan costal village near where dozens were massacred in a twin attack last week.
A commando squad of armed men raided a village in the Witu district, about 15km (9 miles) from the town of Mpeketoni during the night, according to officials.
"The attackers ambushed the village and went from door to door demanding ID cards from residents," a local official told Kenyan newspaper, Daily Nation.
Some of the victims were brutally hacked to death while others were shot in execution-like killings, deputy district commissioner Benson Maisori said. Several were reportedly wounded and taken to a local hospital.
"[The] attackers used machetes and other crude weapons ... the victims have cuts and injuries," the village chief, Kaviha Charo Karisa, said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack that mirrored two other raids in the same area claimed by Somalia's Islamist militant group al-Shabaab last week.
"The style of the attack is very similar to that at Mpeketoni, it seems like it is the same men," Maisori told AFP.
Witnesses said that in Mpeketoni gunmen went from door to door asking if men living there were Muslim and if they spoke Somali. Negative answers were followed by gunfire.
Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta however denied that Islamists were behind the attacks and blamed local political leaders instead.