Kenya church grenade blast toll rises to two

May 1, 2012 1:10 pm


Kenyatta National Hospital entrance/FILE
NAIROBI, May 1 – The death toll after a grenade attack on worshippers during a church service in the Kenyan capital on Sunday has risen to two, a medical official said Tuesday.

“We lost one of the patients, he had suffered serious injuries,” the medic said, who asked not to be named.

One man was killed on the spot in the attack on the God House of Miracle Church in Nairobi’s Ngara neighbourhood.

Nairobi has been hit by a series of unclaimed attacks since late 2011.

The deadliest blast, on March 10, struck a bus terminal, killing nine people and injuring around 60 others.

Kenyan police have blamed the strikes on Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab Islamists or their sympathisers, claiming the attacks are a response to the Kenyan army’s invasion of Somalia, launched in October.

Police said witnesses provided a description of the attacker and have urged the community to assist their investigation.

The Shebab have not claimed responsibility for the attack.


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