Sunday 1 July 2012

10 Dead, 40 Wounded, in Attack on Catholic, Christian Churches in Kenya, near Somalia


The Kenyan town of Garissa, was decimated this Sunday Morning, by simultaneous attacks on two of it's Christian churches, media reports. Assailants wearing face coverings to protect their identity, launched grenade attacks, and conducted firearms fire upon those attending Christian services, in the town, near bordering Somalia.

This is what regional police chief, for the border area, Philip Ndolo informed the media, as noted by Reuters, The Associated Press, and the BBC, in varying degrees.

This attack, follows Friday's kidnapping of four aid workers, killing of a bus driver, by the Dadaab refugee camp, and a night club being attacked last Sunday, in Mombasa, Reuters reports.

Kenya sent members of their armed forces into neighboring failed state, Somalia, in October, Reuters reports. Their stated aim was to crush Al Qaeda affiliated al Shabaab.

Read more at our stated sources for this:

Reuters | 'At least 10 people were killed in grenade attacks on Sunday at two churches in Garissa, a town in northern Kenya that is an important military base from where ground forces have been deployed into Somalia to fight al Qaeda-linked insurgents.' by James Macharia; Editing by Alison Williams at NAIROBI | Sun Jul 1, 2012 4:55am EDT

BBC World News | 'Kenya: 'Ten dead' in attacks on Garissa churches' by staff at 1 July 2012 Last updated at 09:15 GMT

The Associated Press article, had no original facts the others did not report on, and is provided as an additional source:

'Kenyan police: 10 dead, 40 wounded in simultaneous attacks on 2 churches near Somali border' by Assiciated Press at Sunday, July 1, 11:15 AM

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