Nairobi - At least 10 people were wounded in two separate attacks in Kenya, police said Sunday, including a blast at a church in Mombasa and a grenade hurled in a crowd in Nairobi.
In the port city of Mombasa, attackers on a motorbike threw a homemade bomb into a church service, wounding seven, while in Nairobi, a grenade was thrown in the largely ethnic Somali district of Eastleigh, police said.
The attacks are the latest in a string of grenade blasts or shootings to have hit Kenya, although it was not immediately clear if the two attacks were connected.
In Mombasa, coastal police chief Aggrey Adoli said that police were searching for the attackers.
"The attack occurred at a crusade [church service]," Adoli said. "Those injured have been taken to hospital."
The blast was believed to be caused by an improvised petrol bomb.
In Nairobi, the capital's police chief Benson Kibue said "a grenade was thrown at a crowd within the Majengo area of Eastleigh, and three people have been injured".
Kenyan police have previously blamed similar grenade attacks on supporters or members of Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab insurgents.
Kenyan troops invaded southern Somalia in 2011 to attack Shabaab bases, and have now joined an African Union force to battle the extremists there.
Kenya's invasion however sparked an angry reaction and warnings of revenge from the Islamists.
On the coast, police have in the past also accused a separatist group - the Mombasa Republic Council (MRC) - of staging attacks.
Kismayu-(Mareeg.com) residents of Jilib town which is situated at the lower Juba region say that Alshabab yesterday evening displayed 2 men who they claimed were among the Kenyan troops.
Alshabab said that they caught the two men during a planned attack at a town near the Somali border.
The islamists addressed the residents while security was tight and heavy artillery such as anti aircrafts was displayed.
On other news from Kamsuma town in the lower juba region say that a man was shot dead at a local parade organized by the islamist fighters. The man was shot as hundreds of residents watched him. The man was accused of witch craft which is prohibited in Islam.
Alshabab accused the man of possessing snakes and crocodiles and accused the man of using them to kill people.
Recent news from Kismayu report that there is anxiety and fear among the residents of Kismayu as two tribal militia groups face each other.
This comes as communication of the city is cut off leading to prices of food commodities doubling in the past few days in the region.
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