Monday 23 October 2017

Kenya blast kills child in church

Police said that sympathisers of the Somali militant group al-Shabab were behind the attack at an Anglican church in Nairobi.
Police said that sympathisers of the Somali militant group al-Shabab were behind the attack at an Anglican church in Nairobi.

AN explosive device set off in a Sunday school class killed one child and seriously wounded three others yesterday.

Police said that sympathisers of the Somali militant group al-Shabab were behind the attack at an Anglican church in Nairobi.

Kenya has seen a series of church attacks since its forces moved into Somalia to fight al-Shabab last year. They removed rebels from their last stronghold, Kismayo, on Friday.

Church member Julius Macharia Maina brought four children to hospital. One child's head was cut open. Maina described the attack as "emotional and very scary".

Irish Independent

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