1 killed, 3 hurt in fresh grenade blast in north eastern Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - One person has been killed and three others, including a child, are nursing wounds after a suspected Al Shabaab suicide bomber hurled a grenade at a hotel in the north eastern town of Wajir on Wednesday, police said.

The Wajir attack took place amid heightened security in Nairobi, the capital and Mombasa, Kenya’s second city, following a series of grenade attacks.

The latest attack came as the Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga revived calls for the legislation of a tough new law to help the authorities crack down on suspected terrorists following Monday’s bomb attack in Nairobi.

Kenyan forces on the frontline in southern Somalia also stepped up their operational  engagements, killing 14 Al Shabaab militia who attacked a warship, which promptly returned fire.

Investigators are still scouring the site of the Nairobi attack with the help of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Initial investigations concluded that the Nairobi attacks may have been caused by an improvised fertiliser bomb, which injured 36 people in the busy capital.
-0- PANA AO/MA 30May2012

30 may 2012 22:16:31




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