The coast of Kenya is the one part of the country that is considered to be dependent of tourism to maintain its economic growth. However, tourist attraction regions are plagued with violent terrorist attacks on Kenya that have been blamed on Islamist militants.
In September 2013, Kenya’s biggest shopping mall in the capital city of Nairobi was attacked by Al-Shabaab militants. The gunmen attacked the populated mall killing 67 civilians in what was considered the country’s worst incident since the 1998 bombing of the US embassy that killed more than 200 people. These are only some of the biggest terrorist attacks on Kenya in recent years.
In 2014, a grenade attack hit a tourist resort bar in a popular coastal resort town in Kenya. It was reported that the attack was executed by two men on motorbikes who drove passed the resort bar and threw grenades at the customers inside the bar.
The crowded bar, called Tandoori situated in the Indian Ocean of Diani, was attacked in the early hours of a Thursday afternoon. The two men on the back of the motorbikes fled before the police could arrive at the scene. The sudden attack left 10 people injured, at least one victim was seriously injured and had to go for surgery at a nearby hospital.
Terrorist attacks on Kenya and other African countries are increasing by the day. Al-Qaeda militants are spreading across the world, including Al-Shabaab that has recently launched at attack on the Somalian presidential palace. In our H.E.A.T Manual, we cover a full module on the different makes of bombs. We also cover medical emergency procedures you should follow during a bomb injury.
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