Kenya: 'Grenade thrown at British tourists in Mombasa'

According to initial reports a number of British travellers escaped the attack near Mombasa after the grenade failed to explode

The Foreign Office is today urgently looking into reports that a grenade has been thrown at British tourists in Kenya.

According to initial reports a number of British travellers escaped the attack near Mombasa after the grenade failed to explode.

According to Sky News, Mombasa police chief Robert Kitur said: "The grenade was detonated safely by experts.

"We are investigating the incident and looking for the man who threw the grenade at the tourists and fled."

A spokeswoman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: "We're urgently looking into it at the moment."

According to a Kenyan newspaper, two tourists escaped the attack after the grenade was thrown at their vehicle near Likoni.

The driver is reported to have contacted police, who cordoned off the area before detonating the grenade.

Robert Kitur, police chief for the port city of Mombasa, told journalists: "We are investigating the incident and looking for the man who threw the grenade at the tourists and fled."

The tourists were believed to have been travelling from the popular Indian Ocean resort of Diani on the way to a wildlife safari at the Masai Mara national park.

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