Grenade attack in Kenya kills 10

A grenade attack has killed at least 10 people in the north-east of Kenya, close to the Somalia and Ethiopia borders.

More than 12 people were injured in the attack, some 30km (18 miles) from the town of Banisa, in Mandera county.

One report said it happened in a camp for displaced people.

The attack follows fighting on Friday between two clans in the same area, which left at least six people dead. Hundreds are reported to be fleeing.

Police have now deployed more officers to the region.

A police officer in Mandera was quoted by AFP news agency as saying: “Those killed were in one of the IDP (internally displaced people) camps where people displaced in recent attacks have been staying.”

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper reports that the suspects are believed to be from Ethiopia and targeted a car carrying a Banisa town commissioner.


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