Attack On Church Sunday School Class Leaves Child Dead

NAIROBI, Kenya (September 30, 2012)--An explosive device set off in a Sunday school class killed one child and seriously wounded three others, the acting police chief in Kenya's capital said.

Moses Ombati said he suspects sympathizers with the Somali militant group al-Shabab were behind the attack at an Anglican church in Nairobi.

Kenya has seen a series of attacks on churches since Kenyan forces moved into Somalia to fight al-Shabab last year.

Kenyan forces kicked the rebels out of their last stronghold, Kismayo, on Friday.

Grenades are often used in the attacks.

Ombati said an explosive device was used in Sunday’s attack.

One church member, Julius Macharia Maina, took four injured children to the hospital.

One child's head was cut open.

The others had bruises.

Maina described the attack "emotional and very scary."


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