8 January 2013

Kenya: Grenade Attack Kills One, Wounds Eight in Garissa

Photo: The Star
Garissa church attack (file photo).

A grenade attack on a police vehicle in Garissa Monday evening (January 7th) killed a young man and injured eight people, including four police officers, Kenya's The Standard reported.

The attackers threw the grenade at the officers while they were driving to work. The civilians who were injured were passers-by near the scene. The attackers followed the grenade with gunshots into the crowd, police said.

The body of a 22-year-old man was found a few metres from the scene of the attack with gunshot wounds, police said, adding that he had tried to escape from the scene after the attack but succumbed to his injuries.

North Eastern Provincial Police Officer Phillip Tuimur said no arrest had yet been made but police were pursuing the attackers.

Al-Shabaab is offering a large bounty for the killing of Kenyan security officers in an attempt to recruit more Kenyan youth.

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