Jump directly to the content

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.

Related Topics:Africa
Posted:July 2, 2012 at 12:06PM
Gleanings aggregates what others are reporting. Learn more.
Recent Posts
Stem Cell Concerns Don't Freeze Evangelical Enthusiasm for Ice Bucket Challenge
(UPDATED) ALS raises $100 million in 30 days; pro-life groups worry about embryonic research.
One of Largest Christian Colleges Decides Divorcing President Can Keep His Job
Alma mater of Ebola doctor Kent Brantly believes in 'covenant of marriage' but also 'power of grace.'
Nine Current Mars Hill Pastors Tell Mark Driscoll To Step Down from All Ministry
(UPDATED) Mars Hill responds Friday to leaked letter, says 'our team is Jesus, not one group of elders or another.'
Israel’s Christian Schools Threaten Strike over Government's 'Oppressive Steps'
'Don’t stop us from carrying on our mission,' say 50 schools as Jewish state slashes support.
Christianity Today
Grenade Attack on Kenya Churches Near Somalia Kills 17