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Kenya: One Dead, Scores Hurt in Nairobi Church Grenade Attacks

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Police officer patrolling along Majengo area near Masjid Musa mosque (file photo).

Nairobi — One child has succumbed to his injuries and three other worshippers are nursing serious injuries after twin grenade attacks on a church in Nairobi on Sunday.

The latest attack by suspected sympathisers of the Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab occurred at the St Polycarp, ACK Church in Pangani.

"I just heard two loud explosions and then everything went quiet before screams erupted," said Faid Kassim who resides in an estate near the church.

Churches have become increasingly targeted by the terrorists, mainly in Nairobi and at border towns near Somalia.

Police have urged members of the public to remain vigilant and volunteer any information to authorities.

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