Four arrested over Kenya grenade attack

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A map indicating Daadab camp and Wajir town, where blasts occurred on May 26, 2012.

Police have arrested four suspects in connection with the grenade attacks that rocked Wajir town and Dadaab refugee camp at the weekend.

Six people were injured in the simultaneous attacks suspected to have been carried out by Al-Shabaab.

The blasts at Ifo 1 refugee camp in Garissa County and a hotel in Wajir town occurred in less than ten minutes of the other. (Click here to see a map of the two locations)

In the Ifo attack, assailants numbering five hurled a hand grenade into a building under construction at private primary school used by refugees.

Hurled two grenades

North Eastern provincial police officer Leo Nyongesa confirmed that the attackers hurled two grenades into Horseed Primary School, injuring five labourers who were preparing supper in one of the classes.

He said the five casualties were rushed to Ifo main hospital for treatment. In the Wajir attack, suspected Al-Shabaab assailants hurled a hand grenade into a popular hotel, injuring a reveller.

Mr Nyongesa said that investigations had been launched into the two attacks.