At least 10 people have been injured in a grenade attack at a Kenyan tourist resort south of the port city of Mombasa, police confirmed.
Attackers hurled the device into the Tandoori bar in the town of Diani in the early hours of Thursday. Police said the injured were taken to hospital and are in a stable condition. Kenya’s coast, with its sandy, white beaches, is a popular draw for tourists but has been plagued by attacks blamed on Islamist militants. No-one has yet claimed the responsibility for Thursday’s attack. Local police Chief Jack Ekakuro told journalists that the Tandoori bar was full of New Year festive when the attack happened.
“Three people appeared from the other side of the road and threw a grenade at the nightclub which exploded injuring 10 people,” he said. “The attackers escaped on a motorbike”. “It cannot be anything else but a terrorist attack,” he added.
Tourist areas have been targeted in grenade attacks before. Two British tourists travelling between Diani and Mombasa escaped in December after a grenade thrown at their vehicle failed to explode. Dalsanradio.com