Kenya police: Grenade attackers trained in Somalia

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Posted: Mar 07, 2011 11:11 AM
Kenya police: Grenade attackers trained in Somalia

A police spokesman says that nine Kenyan suspects who carried out attacks in Kenya trained with a militia group in Somalia with links to al-Qaida.

Deputy police spokesman Charles Wahongo said Monday the nine are responsible for a series of unresolved gun and grenade attacks last year. Wahongo said they received training from al-Shabab though they could have acted independently.

Three grenades exploded at a political rally in downtown Nairobi in June, killing six people. In December, two traffic police died when they were shot and a third was seriously injured by a grenade. One person was killed in a grenade attack on a bus company.

Of the nine suspects, two were killed by police. The other seven are at large.