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Grenade Attack on Kenya Churches Near Somalia Kills 17

Sunday morning attack is suspected retribution for Kenyan military activity in neighboring Somalia.

Masked gunmen attacked two churches in the Kenyan city of Garissa during worship services Sunday, killing 17. The terrorist attack – which used grenades and guns – is the nation's worst since October, when Kenyan military forces entered Somalia to push back al-Shabaab militias.

Some analysts suggest that al-Shabaab's Islamist extremists are seeking to copy Boko Haram's terrorism campaign against Nigerian churches, and worry that it might provoke similar retaliatory violence from Christians.

Garissa is the headquarters of the eastern Kenyan province that borders Somalia, and hosts one of the world's largest refugee camps near Dadaab.

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Posted:July 2, 2012 at 12:06PM
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Grenade Attack on Kenya Churches Near Somalia Kills 17