14 injured in Kenya grenade attack

Posted: October 24, 2011 in News
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Scene inside Mwauras Disco where a grenade attack wounded fourteen club goers early Monday morning. PHOTO: reuters

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.

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