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Kenya church attacks leave 17 dead, 40 wounded

Kenya church attacks leave 17 dead, 40 wounded
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At least 17 people have been killed in attacks on two churches in eastern Kenya.
 
Local police say several men, wearing balaclavas, threw grenades and opened fire during Sunday services in the city of Garissa.
 
Two police officers were among the victims in the attacks on the Catholic church and the African Inland church. As many as 40 people were injured, several seriously.
 
Garissa is home to a key military base.  The city is located a hundred miles from the world’s largest refugee camp at Dadaab, where approximately half a million people from neighbouring Somalia have gone to escape civil war.
 
Several Kenyan cities have been the target of bombings since the government agreed to send troops across the border to help crush a rebellion by Al Shabaab militants.
 
The Al-Qaeda linked group have in turn “declared war” on Kenya.
 
No group has yet claimed responsibility.