Blasts in Kenya border town kill two – official


Blasts at a restaurant and a shop in the border town of Garissa, suspected to be caused by grenades, killed two people and wounded at least 15 a medical official and residents said.

“I have just received reports that two victims who were brought to the hospital have succumbed and died,” Mohamed Sheikh, Provincial Medical Officer for North Eastern Province, told Reuters.

Local media said that up to three other blasts had been reported, Reuters reports.

A Reuters witness said furniture, food and utensils were scattered around the restaurant where one of the blasts took place.

Earlier on Thursday, a roadside bomb killed one Kenyan soldier and wounded four while they were on patrol in a truck in the northern frontier town of Mandera.