Kenya Red Cross: 10 wounded in grenade attack

November 4, 2012 - 11:33 AM
Kenya Explosion

A woman injured in a grenade attack at the Utawala Inter-denominational church is helped by medical staff in Garissa, northern Kenya, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. The Kenya Red Cross says at least 10 people were wounded in the grenade attack. (AP Photo/Daud Yusuf)

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Kenya Red Cross says at least 10 people were wounded in a grenade attack on a church service at a police camp in northern Kenya.

According to the Red Cross the attack took place at the Utawala Interdenominational church in the town of Garissa.

Kenya has been hit by a string of grenade attacks that are blamed on sympathizers of al-Shabab, Somalia's Islamist extremist rebels who are linked to al-Qaida.

Al-Shabab has vowed to carry out attacks on Kenya because it sent army troops into Somalia last year to fight the rebels, who are considered a threat to Kenya's security because they have been blamed for kidnapping foreign tourists and aid workers in Kenya.