Published On: Tue, Nov 6th, 2012

Pastor Julius Mukonzi and 11 others killed by genade attack on Kenyan church

A pastor was killed and 11 others were wounded in Garissa in eastern Kenya on Sunday after suspected Islamist extremists attacked a church during the worship service with a grenade or other explosive.

Morning Star News identified the pastor who was killed as Julius Mukonzi, and reported that at least three of the 11 injured had wounds so serious they were air-lifted to Kenyatta General Hospital in Nairobi.

The grenade went through a sheet iron roof of the church and “”landed right at the podium where the chaplain was delivering a church sermon, hitting him right at the forehead, and he died immediately.”

The blast took place at the Utawala Interdenominational church in the Administrative Police compound in the town of Garissa Sunday morning. The church is situated in a predominately Muslim area.

The services ended prematurely, “then followed several gun shots,” the source added.

Kenya map source/CIA

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