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Terrorist group promises to continue terrorizing Kenya

Charlie Butts   (OneNewsNow.com) Wednesday, October 03, 2012

A terrorist group is continuing a reign of terror in Kenya -- and Christians are the target.

There have been attacks against a dozen churches in the last five months. William Stark of International Christian Concern has information on the latest act of violence.

"There was a grenade thrown into a children's Sunday school service in Nairobi, Kenya," he says. "One child was killed and 12 others were injured. The attack is suspected to be perpetrated by al-Shabaab, so this is part of their campaign of terror against churches."

Al-Shabaab is a terrorist group that is attempting to overthrow the government in Somalia. But Stark tells OneNewsNow the organization believes they are justified in attacks within Kenya's borders.

"Kenya recently sent troops into Somalia in order to help bring al-Shabaab down in Somalia, so they have started to infiltrate Kenya and they've started to commit acts of terror," Stark explains. "They said that as long as Kenya is going to be in Somalia, they're going to be committing acts of terror until Kenya pulls out."

Yet there is no assurance al-Shabaab will stop. Stark points out that in the latest attack, a nine-year-old boy was killed while singing worship hymns, and six of the 12 children injured are in critical condition.

In 1998, the American Embassy in downtown Nairobi was blown up, killing 212 and injuring 4,000. That attack was blamed on Al Qaida.


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