Grenade blast in Kenyan town kills man andwounds three others
Grenade blast in Kenya

One person was killed and three others were wounded in a grenade blast in the Kenyan town of Wajir, including a man suspected to have hurled the device at a supermarket, police said.
David Kirui, the police commander for the town, which is about 500 km (310 miles) northeast of the capital of Nairobi, said it was too early to say who was behind the Wednesday evening attack.
The region is prone to banditry and low-key clan clashes by pastoralist communities but has also suffered sporadic light arms attacks by the Islamist Somali militia group al Shabaab, which attacked a shopping mall in Nairobi last weekend and killed at least 72 people including foreigners in a four-day siege that captured global headlines.
The man who was killed was a casual laborer and mason in a town dominated by the Somali population and located in an arid area near the border with Ethiopia and Somalia.
Kirui said the suspect suffered “serious injuries” from the shrapnel without elaborating, and he promised to track down five of his accomplices who escaped under a hail of gunfire from the police on patrol and the one stationed nearby.

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