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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-24-11 10:55 AM
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Grenade Attack in Kenya Follows Threats From al-Shabab
Source: Voice of America

October 24, 2011

Grenade Attack in Kenya Follows Threats From al-Shabab

Gabe Joselow | Nairobi

Kenyan authorities have increased security in the capital, following a grenade attack at a bar in downtown Nairobi that wounded 13 people.

The attack came after Somali militant group al-Shabab warned it would retaliate for an ongoing Kenyan military incursion into Somalia.

The blast tore through Mwaura's bar between midnight and 1 a.m. Monday morning. Hours later, blood stains could still be seen on the sink and a metal table just a few meters from where an unidentified assailant tossed the grenade.

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Kenyan police said Monday that it was too soon to tie the attack to al-Shabab but warned people to be alert for suspicous activity. The al-Qaida-linked militant group has threatened to attack Nairobi as Kenyan troops push into Somalia in pursuit of the group's fighters, who have been blamed for recent cross-border kidnappings.

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Read more: http://www.voanews.com/english/news/africa/Grenade-Atta...

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