6 January 2013

Kenya: Grenade Attack Kills Two Youths in Dadaab

Photo: Red Cross
Red Cross personnel (file photo): Kenya Red Cross have suspended their services in Dadaab refugee camp.

A grenade attack killed two youths and injured seven on Friday (January 4th) at Kenya's Dadaab refugee complex, AFP reported.

The grenade was reportedly thrown from a moving vehicle into a restaurant in Dadaab's Dagahaley camp. Police suspect al-Shabaab of being behind the attack, though the militant group has denied responsibility for similar bombings.

"The seven victims sustained multiple shrapnel wounds from the grenade blast in different parts of their bodies and were rushed to hospital, where they are still admitted and receiving treatment," the Kenya Red Cross Society said in a statement.

This was the second attack at Dadaab in less than a month, after a bomb exploded at a voter registration centre on December 14th.

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