Kenya: 17 Killed as Churches Attacked by Islamists

Monday, July 2, 2012

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

kenyaGARISSA, KENYA (Worthy News)-- Suspected members of the Islamist Al-Shabaab killed 17 worshipers in coordinated attacks on churches in Garissa, Kenya, according to International Christian Concern.

The attacks took place during morning worship services when Islamists threw grenades into the African Inland Church and Garissa's Roman Catholic Church's.

“Many people were injured and rushed to Garissa Provincial hospital," said Ibrahim Magunyi, Pastor of the East Africa Pentecostal Church. "More people might die as they undergo treatment."

“We have written previously of Al-Shabaab's infiltration of Kenya and are extremely saddened by these killings of the Christian worshipers," said Jonathan Racho, ICC’s Regional Manager for Africa. "The actions of the Islamists show their complete disregard for human life. We urge Kenyan authorities to apprehend the perpetrators and bring them to justice."