Explosive attack on Kenya church kills 1 child

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Plain clothed Kenyan police officers inspect the damage following an explosion which devastated abuilding in Nairobi, Kenya, Sunday. Sep, 30, 2012. The acting police chief in Kenya's capital says an explosive device set off in a Sunday school class killed one child and seriously wounded three. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The acting police chief in Kenya's capital says an explosive device set off in a Sunday school class killed one child and seriously wounded three.

Moses Ombati said he suspects sympathizers with the Somali militant group al-Shabab were behind the attack at an Anglican church in Nairobi.

Kenya has seen a series of attacks on churches ever since Kenyan forces moved into Somalia to fight al-Shabab last year. Kenyan forces kicked the rebels out of their last stronghold, Kismayo, on Friday.

Grenades are often used in the attacks; Ombati is describing the cause of Sunday's attack as an explosive device.

One church member, Julius Macharia Maina, brought four children to the hospital. One child's head was cut open; the others had bruises. Maina described the attack "emotional and very scary."