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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Scores held after Kenya church attacks



(CNN) -- Kenyan police detained scores after gunmen masked in balaclavas hurled grenades at two churches this week, authorities said Wednesday, killing 17 people in the latest attacks in the nation.

Authorities held more than 30 people after the twin explosions in Garissa town Sunday, according to Philip Ndolo, the regional deputy police chief.

Of those detained, at least 20 remain in custody after police released others because their interrogations yielded no results, he said.

The arrests include Kenyans and foreigners of Somali origin, according to the police chief.

The explosions near the Somali border wounded at least 40 others when gunmen stormed the Catholic Church and African Inland Church when services were under way, prompting a stampede.

No one immediately claimed responsibility. Read More