16 killed in grenade attack on 2 churches in Garissa, Kenya

Suspected al-Shabaab hardline Islamist insurgency who are intent on overthrowing the Somali government, attacked 2 churches in Garissa with grenades and gunfire killing 16 people and injuring at least 40.

Travellers in this area near the Somali border should exercise extreme caution. Several countries advise their citizens not to travel to Garissa or near the Somali border.

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