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One killed by grenade in Kenya's coastal city Mombasa

06-25-2012 04:58 BJT

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A grenade has exploded in Kenya's coastal city Mombasa. Police say one person has been killed.

The blast comes after the Kenyan government was outraged after a US Embassy travel advisory warned tourists of an imminent terror attack on the city. It regarded the terror alert as "economic sabotage".

Mombasa is a coastal city and a major destination for foreign visitors. It is heavily reliant on tourism. The Kenyan government wanted to avoid further hurt to the country’s tourist industry and officially asked the US Embassy in Nairobi to lift its advisory notice.

Kenya has often been on terror alert since sending troops into Somalia last October. The Somali militant group al-Shabab has vowed to stage a major attack on Kenyan territory in retaliation.

A man injured in a blast receives treatment at the Coast General Hospital in
Mombasa June 24, 2012.

A man injured in a blast at Jerico Pub in the Kenyan Coast waits for treatment at
the Coast General Hospital in Mombasa June 24,2012.

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CNTV.CN

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