Hong Kong Oct.24 – A grenade attack on a nightclub in the centre of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, has injured 14 people.
The grenade was thrown in the club early on Monday morning – the motive was not immediately clear.
Kenyan multimedia journalist, Claire Mitchell tweeted minutes after the attack from Nairobi, “#Grenade attack leaves 14 people injured at #Pub in Nairobi #Kenya. Anti-terror police at scene. Police yet establish anyone responsible.”
The attack comes a week after Kenya sent troops into Somalia to track down members of the militant group al-Shabab, which Nairobi blames for a series of kidnappings in recent weeks.
Al-Shabab had threatened reprisal attacks if the troops did not leave.
The al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group, which controls much of southern and central Somalia, has denied carrying out any abduction.
Last week, Kenya announced it would carry out a major security operation in Nairobi to flush out al-Shabab sympathisers once its Somalia operation had ended.
The US embassy in Nairobi warned on Saturday of an “imminent threat” of attacks in Kenya said reports out of Nairobi.