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Kenya: Grenade attack leaves several people injured

Sapa-AP

A grenade attack at a crowded restaurant south of Mombasa has left at least 10 people wounded.

The grenade attack in Kenya comes months after rebel group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for an attack on Westgate Mall (pictured) in the capital, Nairobi. (AFP)

At least 10 people were wounded on Thursday in a grenade attack at a restaurant south of Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa, the latest attack in the East African nation that is frequently targeted by militants in neighbouring Somalia.

Kwale County commissioner Evans Achoki said two men riding on a motorcycle approached a crowded eatery called Tandoori in the Diani area. One of them hurled a grenade toward customers before the motorcycle sped away.

Achoki said it was not clear who was responsible.

Police were investigating and that no details had been given about the type of grenade used in the attack, he said.

At least one of the victims was seriously wounded and had undergone surgery at a nearby hospital, Achoki said.

Kenya has been the scene of multiple terrorist attacks since the country sent its military to Somalia in 2011 to fight the Islamic rebels of al-Shabab. In September, the group claimed responsibility for an attack on Westgate Mall in the capital, Nairobi. At least 67 people were killed in that attack. – Sapa-AP

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