One Killed, Several Wounded in Blast in Mombasa, Kenya

Posted June 24th, 2012 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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At least one person was killed and several wounded in a blast at a club in the Kenyan tourist city of Mombasa, one day after the U.S. Embassy warned of imminent terrorism.

No one has claimed responsibility for the Sunday night attack. There have been numerous bombings and kidnappings in Kenya since October, when Kenyan forces crossed into Somalia to help that country get rid of al-Shabab Islamic militants.

Mombasa, located on the Indian Ocean, is a major tourist destination for foreign visitors.

Kenyan officials say the U.S. travel advisory may drive away tourists.