17 Dead in Kenya Attacks

It was a pack of “goons” who trained their guns on two churches in a Kenyan town Sunday, according to police. An estimated 17 people were killed and dozens more wounded in the attacks, which also included grenade strikes at the houses of worship in Garissa, a town near Kenya’s border with Somalia. No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, but blame will likely be put on Al-Shabab, a Somalia-based group of Islamic militants who have launched assaults inside Kenya before. “It is a terrible scene. You can see bodies lying in the churches,” a local police chief said.