Kenya church attacks kill 17 near Somali border

| July 3, 2012 | Comments (2)

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Kenya church attacks kill 17 near Somali border

Kenya church attacks kill 17 near Somali border

Explosions targeting two churches in Kenya near the Somali border killed at least 17 people, the Red Cross said, in the latest spate of attacks on the East African nation.

The blasts wounded at least 40 others, the Red Cross said. Regional deputy police chief Philip Ndolo also confirmed the injuries, saying “about a dozen” were critically wounded.

A Catholic church and the African Inland Church were both attacked by people wearing balaclavas and bearing guns and grenades, Ndolo said. The attacks took place about 10 a.m. local time.

Since the invasion in October, Kenya has been hit by a series of grenade attacks blamed on al-Shabaab or its supporters.

Al-Shabaab is linked to al Qaeda and has been designated a terrorist organization by the United States.

U.S. officials have issued warnings of potential attacks in the country since the incursion.

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