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Official: Grenade attack near Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa wounds 10 people

Members of the public view some blood stains on the floor next to a pool table at the Tanduri Bar and Night Club in Ukunda which is 40km south of Kenya's coastal town of Mombasa., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. At least 10 people were wounded Thursday in a grenade attack at a restaurant south of Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa, the latest attack in the East African nation that is frequently targeted by militants in neighboring Somalia. Kwale County Commissioner Evans Achoki said two men riding on a motorcycle approached a crowded eatery called Tandoori in the Diani area. One of them hurled a grenade toward customers before the motorcycle sped away. (AP Photo)
January 01, 2014 - 11:19 PM

MOMBASA, Kenya - An official says 10 people have been wounded in a grenade attack at a restaurant south of Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa.

Kwale County Commissioner Evans Achoki said one of the two men on a motorcycle hurled a grenade toward customers at a crowded eatery called Tandoori in the Diani area. The attackers fled before police arrived.

Achoki said it was not clear who was responsible for the attack early Thursday.

Kenya has been the scene of multiple terrorist attacks since the country sent its military to Somalia in 2011 to fight the al-Qaida-allied Islamic rebels of al-Shabab. In September, the group claimed responsibility for an attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi that killed 67 people. .

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