Terror attack on Sunday School: The Church of England Newspaper, October 7, 2012 p 7. October 8, 2012Posted by geoconger in Anglican Church of Kenya, Church of England Newspaper, Terrorism.
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One child has died and nine have been injured in an attack on a Sunday school class at St Cyprian’s Anglican Church in Nairobi.
On 30 Sept 2012 at approximately 10:30 local time, an explosion rocked the Christian education building of the congregation in the city’s Eastleigh District. Ian Morio (9) was killed in the blast and nine other children were wounded. Six of the injured are reported to be in critical condition and have been taken to Kenyatta National Hospital.
“Some witnesses are telling us they saw two men of Somali origin running towards the back of the church where explosion occurred,” Nairobi district police commissioner Wilfred Mbithi told reporters. A second report suggests the explosion was caused by a bomb planted in the building before the start of the class.
The bombing of St Cyprian’s is the latest in a series of grenade attacks and drive by shootings blamed on al-Shabaab since Kenya sent troops over the border into neighboring Somalia last year to restore order. Churches, bus stations and other public settings have been targeted in a low level terror campaign conducted by the Muslim terror group – an affiliate of al-Qaeda.
First printed in The Church of England Newspaper.