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The head of Kenya's Muslims denounced attacks on Christian churches in Garissa as "terrorism" and said Muslim youth would help provide security for churches in Garissa and elsewhere. The government canceled an oil deal with Iran shortly after being warned by the US about possible sanctions.
Kenyan and Somali troops freed four foreign aid workers who were kidnapped last week from the Dadaab refuge camp in northern Kenya. The hostages were freed after a clash with kidnappers in northern Somalia.
Suspected Shabaab militants attacked two churches in Garissa, about 90 miles from the Somali border. The attackers threw grenades and shot worshipers, killing 15 people and wounding about 40. The gunmen all escaped.
The four aid workers who were kidnapped yesterday in the Dadaab refuge camp in northern Kenya include two Canadians, a Norwegian, and a Filipino. Shabaab is suspected of moving the foreign aid workers to Somalia.
Shabaab fighters are suspected of killing a driver and kidnapping four aid workers at the Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya. The gunmen took the aid workers towards the Somali border.
Police stated that Samantha Lewthwaite, a.k.a. Natalie Faye Webb, is not being investigated for links to the June 24 grenade attack at a Mombasa beer garden that killed three people. One suspect is in custody. Lewthwaite, the widow of 7/7 Tube bomber Germaine Lindsay, is wanted on bombmaking charges and remains at large.
Police detained 15 Somalis who are suspected of being involved in a bombing in Mandera that wounded two policemen. Nine of the Somalis have since been released and six are still being held. Kenya denounced a recent US terror advisory as "economic sabotage" of Mombasa's tourism industry.
Police seized a bag of bombmaking materials, including 13 pounds of ammonium nitrate, dropped by three suspects who eluded capture in Nairobi. Yesterday the US warned that a terrorist attack in Kenya was imminent. Police arrested two Iranian nationals suspected of links to a terror network planning bombings in Nairobi and Mombasa.
A court charged Magd Najjar, a Swiss citizen, with "engaging in organized criminal activities by being a member of Al Shabaab." Najjar has also been charged with entering Kenya illegally. His trial will begin on July 2.
Police arrested a suspected Shabaab operative as he attempted to cross the border in Busia from Somalia. The operative is thought to lead a cell that is plotting attacks in Nairobi and Kampala.
Anti-Terrorism Police detained seven men who were taking pictures of airplanes taking off and landing at Wilson Airport in Nairobi. The seven men, including two Somalis, claimed to be tourists.
Police have confirmed that an IED was the cause of Monday's blast at a mall. Police are looking for two suspects, and also released a photograph of Emra Erdogan, a Shabaab operative from Turkey or Germany.
Twenty-eight people were wounded in a blast at a mall in Nairobi. Witnesses saw a man leave a bag at the scene shortly before the blast. Prime Minister Odinga claimed the blast was caused by a terrorist attack.
Grenade attacks in two cities in the northeast wounded at least five people. Shabaab is suspected in the attacks, which targeted a school at a refugee camp in Garissa, and a hotel frequented by government officials in Wajir.
Police released a photo of Ahmed Khaled Mueller, a German national who is believed to be working with Shabaab to conduct attacks in Kenya. Mueller is also known as Andreas Martin Muller and Abu Nusaibah.
Authorities issued an arrest warrant for Samantha Lewthwaite, the widow of London tube bomber Gemaine Lindsay, after she failed to appear in court to face charges of plotting to bomb Kenyan resort hotels. A co-conspirator, Jermaine Grant, appeared in court on Tuesday. Lewthaite is thought to have fled to the protection of Shabaab in Somalia.
Human Rights Watch accused the Kenyan military and police of abusing ethnic Somalis in North Eastern province. The abuses are in response to IED and other attacks by Shabaab fighters in the region.
The US Embassy in Nairobi issued a warning to American citizens of "a possible attack on Nairobi hotels and prominent Kenyan government buildings." The embassy said the plot 'is in the last stages of planning."