Kenya grenade attack: Death toll hits 3

2012-06-25 13:45
Some of the victims who sustained injuries from an explosion at a bar in Mombasa are being treated at the Coast General Hospital, Kenya. (AP)

Some of the victims who sustained injuries from an explosion at a bar in Mombasa are being treated at the Coast General Hospital, Kenya. (AP)

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Mombasa - Officials in Kenya say the death toll from the country's latest grenade attack has risen to three.

Police official Aggrey Adoli said on Monday that anti-terror police have taken one suspect into custody for the Sunday grenade and gunfire attack on a bar outside the coastal city of Mombasa. Adoli said there were three explosions and heavy gunfire during the attack.

Kenya's Red Cross confirmed that the death toll had risen to three overnight. About 25 people were wounded.

Police official Elijah Rop said one of the injured people being treated at the hospital is suspected of having taken part in the attack.

Kenya has seen several grenade attacks since it sent troops into Somalia to fight al-Shabaab militants last October.

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