UPDATE - 4 killed, several injured in Kenya's Mombasa blasts
By Yassin Juma, Sunday, May 04, 2014
MOMBASA, Kenya – At least four people were killed and several others were injured late Saturday in separate attacks in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa.
"We received thirteen people who were injured and three killed in the explosions," Dr. Iqbal Kandwalla, the doctor in charge at the Coast General Hospital, told Anadolu Agency.
"One of the injured later succumbed. Three are seriously injured," he added.
Coast General hospital is the largest referral hospital in the coast region.
Mwenda Njoka, the spokesman for Kenya's Internal Security Ministry, had earlier confirmed to AA two blasts.
He said a man "who looked like an Asian" had left a bag at the beach of the Reef Hotel.
"There were no casualties but there was a stampede so some people may have been injured," said Njoka.
The second explosion, he added, occurred thirty minutes later at Mwembe Tayari along Jomo Kenyatta road.
"A fellow hurled a grenade at a bus around Mwembe Tayari, leaving three people died on the spot," said Njoka.
But a police source confirmed two explosions had targeted bus services in the business district.
The Mombasa county emergency team and the Kenya Red Cross had rushed the victims to Coast General Hospital which is about 2km from the scene.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
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