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Suspected Shabaab member Felix Nyangaga Otuko and his Somali wife were shot dead by police after the couple threw four grenades at the police during a raid on their Nairobi apartment. Otuko is linked to two grenade attacks in Kenya in October 2011.
A Kenyan court sentenced Ahmad Abolfathi Mohammed and Sayed Mansour Mousavi, two suspected IRGC Quds Force members, to life in prison for plotting attacks against Western and Israeli targets in Nairobi. Muslim authorities in Garissa criticized police methods and searches in mosques as an operation to flush out Shabaab militants in the town entered its third week.
Two Iranians believed to be part of the IRGC's Quds Force were found guilty of planning attacks. The two men, who were allegedly plotting to attack Western and Israeli targets, were arrested in June 2012. They will be sentenced on May 6 and face up to 15 years in prison.
A masked gunman killed nine people at a hotel in Garissa, near the Somali border. Security officials said that al Qaeda (Shabaab or al Qaeda in East Africa) was behind the deadly attack.
The Mombasa trial of suspected terrorist Jermaine Grant is being moved to a high-security complex due to a new "security threat." Grant's accomplices Fouad Manswab and Samantha Lewthwaite are at large and reportedly planning an attempt to free him; authorities recently arrested two men allegedly linked to a plot to free Grant.
A suicide bomber killed a Kenyan soldier in an attack in Wajir. Two policemen and a civlian were wounded in the blast, which took place near a bank.
Suspected Shabaab militants opened fire at a restaurant in Garissa, killing at least five people, including a senior prison officer, and wounding four more. An informer had helped plan the attack, according to witnesses. Security in northeastern Kenya has been heightened amid reports that Shabaab militants have crossed the border.
Two people were wounded in a pair of blasts at the Al Amin mosque in the Eastleigh neighborhood in Nairobi, a Shabaab stronghold. No group has claimed credit for the blasts.
The death toll in yesterday's grenade attack in Eastleigh in Nairobi has risen to five. A member of parliament was among 37 people wounded. The attack took place after worshippers were leaving a mosque.
Three people were killed in an explosion near a shopping center in the Eastleigh neighborhood of Nairobi. Eastleigh is a Somali neighborhood and has a strong Shabaab presence.
Unidentified militants lobbed a hand grenade into a minibus in Nairobi, killing at least five people and injuring 13 others. The attack occurred in the predominantly Somali Eastleigh neighborhood. Such attacks have been seen as Shabaab retaliation for Kenya's decision to send troops into Somalia.
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.