November 4th, 2012
01:10 PM ET

Grenade turns church service deadly

A grenade flew into a Kenyan church today, turning a prayer service into carnage.

The attack in Garissa, a city in northeastern Kenya, killed at least one person and wounded at least 13 others.  At least two are in critical condition.  It was the latest in a slew of similar attacks in the country.

"There were people seriously injured lying on the floor when we got to the church," said Nelly Muluka, spokeswoman for the Kenya Red Cross.  "Garissa hospital is desperately in need of blood," she added.

Witnesses said members of the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab were involved, Muluka said.

These kinds of attacks have escalated since Kenyan forces invaded neighboring Somalia last year to battle al-Shabaab, blaming it for kidnappings of foreigners in the nation.

One attack in September struck a Sunday school class, killing a child and wounding several others.

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  1. eddie2010

    More muslim peace.

    November 4, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Edward

    Forgive me for turning a blind eye to Buddhists killing muslims in Mayamar

    November 4, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. J

    When will the freedom loving people learn that islam is PURE evil, intolerance and hate.


    You media people READ the q'uran which makes all MUSLIMS a duty to murder all none muslims.

    FACT. Kill none muslims. HOwever and whatever context it is in, the message is absolutely CLEAR.

    November 4, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Anders Behring Breivik (King of the Island)

    Once again..Kenyan violence if things don't go their way. Better watch out on Tuesday!

    November 4, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Every thread...idiots. Waste my time like this. I'm out of here.

    November 4, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Phartum

    You have to love the Muslims. They love nothing better than a good beheading or seeing body parts scattered after a bombing but go bananas at the sight of a woman’s bare leg.

    November 4, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Christy Woodson

    I am from Pittsburgh and our news stated, the 2yr old boy was standing on a ledge on a deck when he slipped into the exhibit. There is also a gated area below and some how he ended up over the fence below. The mother was 34 and both she and family members are under hospital care after witnessing the mauling, which they laim was HORRIFIC! Police stated there were many onlookers and no attempt was made by anyone to enter the exhibit and save the boy. I am sure the mother went in shock mode, but only if someone could of went over and threw their own body on top of him the outcome might have been different. May God help heal this family during this terrible time. The news also reported, he did not die from the 12 ft fall, he was mauled to death.

    November 4, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |