Dadaab Refugee Camp (Kenya): Two youths have died and several people were wounded during a grenade attack at a refugee camp in eastern Kenya near Somalia, a journalist and police said.
    
The journalist viewed two bodies, while the Red Cross said on its Twitter account that seven people had also been wounded in an attack on Friday on a restaurant in the Dadaab refugee camp complex, the world's biggest, which lies about 100 kilometres (60 miles) from the border with Somalia.
    
"We lost two people and others have been injured," regional police chief Philip Tuimur said. A police source who requested anonymity said the grenade was thrown from a moving vehicle.

Dadaab has sheltered Somalians fleeing violence and drought for more than 20 years, and their numbers currently stand at nearly half a million.
    
Attacks have increased within Kenya since Nairobi sent army soldiers into southern Sudan to fight Somalia's Al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents in late 2011.
    
Similar attacks and cross-border raids in the region have been blamed on the insurgents or their Kenyan supporters, who have vowed revenge.
    
The Shebab still control large parts of southern Somalia, despite African Union troops, allied Somali forces and Ethiopian soldiers having wrested control of several key towns.
    
Kenyan troops, now integrated into the African Union force, seized the Shebab bastion of Kismayo, a key southern Somali port, in September. That led to warnings of retaliation from both the Islamist insurgents and their Kenyan supporters.
    
But the Shebab have denied involvement in previous similar bombings.
    
Violence in Kenya -- ranging from attacks blamed on Islamists, inter-communal clashes and a police crackdown on a coastal separatist movement -- have raised concerns over security ahead of elections due in March 2013.
    
Five years ago, elections descended into deadly post-poll killings that shattered Kenya's image as a beacon of regional stability.

(Agencies)

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