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Police arrested "dozens" of suspected Islamists during a series of raids in Garissa. The Islamists are thought to be involved in the killing of two policemen in Garissa on Nov. 16.
A bomb or grenade thrown onto the roof of a church in Garissa near the Somali border killed the pastor and wounded at least 11 other people, most of whom were policemen. Authorities blamed the attack on Shabaab.
Police raided the house of Muslim cleric Omar Faraj in the Majengo district of Mombasa, after being led there by a man arrested on Saturday for carrying grenades on a bus. The two men, both suspected of links to Shabaab, were killed in gunfire during the raid.
Police killed three Shabaab fighters during a raid in the Likoni area in the Coast province. One policeman was killed and three more were wounded in a grenade attack during the raid. Shabaab killed a mobile phone engineer in Liboi.
Prime Minister Raila Odinga lashed out at Western nations for failing to provide manpower in the fight against Shabaab in Somalia. Odinga said the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu, in which 18 US soldiers were killed, has made the US "reluctant to offer personnel to assist in Somalia."
US Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson told reporters that Kenya does not intend to occupy the southern Somali port city of Kismayo. Kenya would transfer control to African Union and Somali forces and the UN "yery quickly," he said. Two policemen were gunned down in Garissa.
Two children were killed and two more were wounded during a grenade attack at a Catholic church in Nairobi. Shabaab is suspected of executing the attack.
Police released photos of five Shabaab fighters from Egypt, Morocco, and France thought to have entered Kenya. Mandera residents are concerned that Shabaab fighters will flood the town once the offensive in Kismayo begins.
Four paramilitary troops and three civilians were wounded in a double IED attack near a hospital in Garissa. The first IED targeted a paramilitary vehicle; the second blast targeted emergency responders.
Police have issued a terrorism alert for five suspected Shabaab operatives who recently left the southern Somali city of Kismayo to plot attacks in Kenya. The men were identified as Salim Si Mohamed and Nadane Si Mohamed (from Morocco), Mahmoud Abdel Aziz Hassan and Mohamed Ali Mahmoud Khalifa (Egyptians), and Rachid Benomari (a French national).