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Seven injured in Garissa town grenade attack

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By Adow Jubat | September 27th 2014

GARISSA, KENYA: At least seven people were injured on Friday night, after unknown assailants hurled grenades at a fast food premise in Garissa town.

Confirming the incident Musa Yego, the head of the region’s criminal investigation department said unidentified attackers pelted weapons suspected to be hand grenades at an eatery joint, where people usually frequent at the evening for quick foods.

“Unknown armed criminals targeting customers at a small food kiosk, along Garissa Ndogo area injured seven people who were having their food” he said in a phone interview.

He added “The victims were rushed to Garissa general hospital by good Samaritan, where they are undergoing medical attention. Three of them are critically injured, while the rest sustained slight injuries,” he added

Yego said the casualties could have been more if the explosive would landed at the target adding it had hit a perimeter wall.

Nursing officer in-charge of Garissa referral hospital Dr. Hassan Abdullah confirmed receiving the casualties, who he said were receiving treatment.

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