Wednesday December 13, 2017

Grenade Attack in Garissa restaurant Injures Eight

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GARISSA, Kenya – A grenade attack on a popular restaurant in Kenyan’s northeastern border city of Garissa has wounded at least 8 people on Wednesday evening, police said.

Zippora Mboroki, a Kenyan police spokesperson has confirmed the attack, saying 8 people who were among the dinners of the bombed restaurant have sustained variety of wounds following the grenade attack.

The incident happened around 7:30pm (Local time) when unknown assailants hurled a hand grenade at the eatery located in Bula Punda area of Garissa town. Police said the attackers have managed to escape from the scene.

In the aftermath of the explosion, Kenya police forces have launched an investigation into the incident and captured a suspect whom they (Police) indentified his name as Mohammed Abdi Wahab, according to Police spokesperson Zippora Mboroki.

“The suspect was trying to escape was arrested on his way to Nairobi from Garissa on wednesday and he was taken to to the Garissa Terror Police Unit for interrogation,” police spokesperson added.

Garissa is the capital of North Eastern province, about 140km (90 miles) from the war-raved Somali border.

No group has yet said it carried out these latest attacks, but the finger of blame will once again undoubtedly be pointed at al-Shabab or sympathisers.

Omar Nor

A Freelance Journalist and a news correspondent for The Upper Nile Times based in Mogadishu, Somalia.


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