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At least three injured in grenade attack in Northern Kenya

Monday, January 07, 2013

Baku-APA. At least three people including two police officers were injured in a grenade attack in northern Kenya on Monday evening, APA reports quoting Xinhua.
Regional police commander, Philip Tuimur, said the explosion took place on Ngamia Road around 7 p.m. in Garissa Town, when unknown gunmen hurled a grenade into the police vehicle as it sped past a small crowd along Ngamia Road near the District Office's office.
"One of the officers sustained injuries in the head while the second one had chest injuries," the regional police commander.
He said the third victim was a civilian who was walking past the scene of the incident.
The East African nation blames Somalia's Al-Qaida-linked Al- Shabaab militants for a spate of attacks in Kenya in recent years especially in Nairobi, Mombasa and northern regions.
However, the insurgents have not publicly claimed responsibly for the recent spate of bomb and grenade attacks which has left dozens of people dead and several others injured in the past three months.
The East African nation has experienced a string of attacks on churches and public places in the recent past, blaming them on Al- Qaida allied militants from Somalia who have vowed to attack Kenya because Kenyan military forces entered Somalia last year to fight against the group.


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