At least 10 people were wounded when a grenade was tossed at a bar in the Kenyan resort town of Diani, Coastal Police Chief Aggrey Adoli said.
The attacker hurled the explosive device onto the roof of the bar in the early hours of today, possibly targeting patrons gathered at the pool table, Adoli said by phone. Six of the victims have serious injuries, he said.
Diani, which lies about 33 kilometers (20 miles) south of East Africa’s biggest port in Mombasa, is part of a string of Kenyan coastal destinations reliant on tourism. The industry generates about $1 billion for the Kenyan economy and it is the country’s second-largest source of foreign exchange after tea.
An attack by Islamist militant group al-Shabaab on a Nairobi shopping mall in September that killed at least 67 civilians and security personnel and a major fire at Kenya’s international airport in August have undermined tourism.
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