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Grenade attack in Kenya wounds at least 10

Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 00:52

Jan. 2 - Police say a popular nightclub outside the Kenyan city of Mombasa was attacked with a grenade, leaving at least 10 people wounded. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) A grenade attack on a popular nightclub outside the coastal Kenyan city of Mombasa wounded at least 10 people early on Thursday, police said. The incident occurred at 3:30 a.m. at a nightclub frequented by tourists in Diani some 25 km outside Mombasa, they said. It resembled explosions in 2012 and 2013 that were blamed on Somali militants. Officials did not say who was behind the attack, but the government has in the past put the blame on Somalia's al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgents, who have demanded the withdrawal of Kenyan troops who have joined African peacekeepers fighting the group in Somalia. Kenya's coast is dependent on tourism and has been plagued by attacks blamed on Islamist militants and their sympathizers.

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Grenade attack in Kenya wounds at least 10

Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 00:52