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Five dead in New Year blast in Garissa

02 January 2012, 08:31

Garissa – Five people were killed in a New Year’s Eve hand grenade attack and shooting in a bar in the eastern Kenyan town of Garissa near the border with Somalia, police said Sunday.

“There was an explosion in a club in town shortly before midnight (Saturday) and five people died,” a senior police officer at Northeast provincial headquarters told AFP.

“After the explosion in the club there was shooting outside and people were running all over. It appears they targeted New Year celebrations,” the officer added, asking not to be named.

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