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Officers and men of the Kenya Administrative Police

Officers and men of the Kenya Administrative Police

01/07
NAIROBI (AFP)

Gunmen killed 16 people and wounded
dozens when they opened fire and hurled grenades into two churches in the eastern Kenyan town of Garissa on Sunday,officials said, in the latest in a string of attacks.

In apparently coordinated attacks, they
burst into churches targeting worshippers as they held Sunday prayer services in Garissa, some 140 kilometres (85 miles) from the border with war-torn Somalia.The attackers later escaped.

“At the AIC (Africa Inland Church) 10
people were shot dead within the church compound, and three were injured in a Catholic Church,” said deputy regional police chief Philip Ndolo. “We condemn this act in the strongest of terms.”Kenyan Red Cross chief Abbas Gullet said others died on the way to hospital, taking the number killed to 16.

At least 40 others were wounded, 10 of them critically, he added. Police said…

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