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Kenyan bullet in brain toddler leaves hospital

A Kenyan toddler shot in the head by gunmen in a recent attack on a church was discharged from hospital Thursday, with doctors saying he could lead a normal life after a bullet was removed from his brain. The fate of one-and-a-half-year-old Satrin Osinya, whose mother died trying to protect him when the attackers sprayed the church service with bullets last month, has gripped the east African nation. Doctors have said the bullet that was lodged in his head may have been the one that killed his mother.

Nairobi blasts kill at least six

Three almost simultaneous blasts in the main Somali district of the Kenyan capital Nairobi Monday left at least six people dead and scores injured, said police, raising suspicions of terrorism. "We are here at a crime scene. Of course we suspect it is a terrorist attack," Nairobi police commander Benson Kibue told reporters. "The injuries number 25 -- they are in various hospitals -- and we have retrieved six bodies," he said.

Kenyan infant shot in church attack awaits surgery

A Kenyan infant boy shot in the head by gunmen who attacked a church on Sunday has been flown to the capital Nairobi to await surgery, doctors said Wednesday. The fate of one-and-a-half-year-old Satrin Osinya, whose mother died trying to protect him when the attackers sprayed the church service with bullets, has gripped the east African nation. Photographs of the infant, carried in the arms of his father, is on the front page of all national newspapers. "A prayer for baby Satrin," The Standard newspaper's headline reads.

Gunmen kill two in attack on church near Kenya's Mombasa: witnesses

MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - Two gunmen stormed a church near the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa on Sunday and shot indiscriminately at worshippers, killing two people and wounding others, witnesses said. "Two people wearing masks entered the church and then started spraying bullets at us," Margaret Mwangi told Reuters. (Reporting by Joseph Akwiri; Editing by Richard Lough and Sonya Hepinstall)

Gunmen kill two in attack on Kenyan church

Attackers shot dead two people Sunday when they burst into a church service spraying the congregation with bullets near Kenya's port city of Mombasa, police said. Local police chief Robert Mureithi, from the Likoni district just south of Mombasa, said the gunmen killed the two worshippers before fleeing, the latest violence amid heightened warnings of a risk of Islamist attacks. str-pjm/jhb

Kenya arrests two from explosives-laden car

Kenyan police said Monday they arrested two men who were driving a vehicle packed with explosives in the Indian Ocean resort city of Mombasa. "We have not established where the target was, but we have detained two terror suspects who were in the vehicle," Henry Ondiek, from the Mombasa Criminal Investigation Department, said. mom-str-aud/jmm/arp

Kenya court charges 70 with being Shebab members

Seventy men arrested during a raid on a mosque in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa were formally charged Wednesday with being members of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels, officials said. Kenyan police raided Mombasa's Musa mosque on February 2, detaining scores of suspects whom they accused of attending a radicalisation meeting. The raid sparked riots in Mombasa in which three people were stabbed. strs-sas/gd

Kenya beefs up security in Mombasa after failed grenade attack

Kenya beefs up security in Mombasa after failed grenade attack MOMBASA, Kenya, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- Kenyan authorities have heightened security in the coastal city of Mombasa on Thursday after unsuccessful grenade attack on a tourist van by suspected Al- Shabaab terror group. Police said unknown assailant hurled a hand grenade, which failed to explode, at JT Tours vehicle which was carrying two Britons in Likoni area.

Four killed in riots in Kenya's Mombasa after cleric shot dead

MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - Four people were killed on Friday when supporters of a slain radical Muslim cleric clashed with riot police in Kenya's main port city of Mombasa, the Kenya Red Cross said. The four bodies all had gunshot wounds, said Mwanaisha Hamisi, the Kenya Red Cross coordinator for Coast region. (Reporting by Joseph Akwiri; Editing by Richard Lough and Andrew Roche)

Kenya: Four killed in Mombasa after Muslim cleric killed

MOMBASA, Kenya - Four people were killed on Friday when supporters of a slain radical Muslim cleric clashed with riot police in Kenya's main port city of Mombasa, the Kenya Red Cross said. The four bodies all had gunshot wounds, said Mwanaisha Hamisi, the Kenya Red Cross coordinator for Coast region. Rioters set fire to a protestant church in Kenya's port city of Mombasa, in furious battles with the police sparked by the killing of a Muslim cleric, police said.
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