One killed in Kenya grenade attack


NAIROBI – A grenade explosion in the centre of Nairobi yesterday evening killed one person and wounded at least eight, the second attack in the Kenyan capital within 24 hours, police said.

The two grenade blasts came two days after the US embassy in Kenya warned that an attack was imminent as the east African nation fights Islamist militants in neighbouring anarchic Somalia.

The police said the blast was at a bus terminal in downtown Nairobi that would have been busy at the time.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for either blast. – (Reuters)