3 killed, 7 hurt by bombings on Kenyan coast

1 device is spotted before it explodes

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NAIROBI, Kenya — At least three people were killed in a grenade blast in one of two explosions Saturday along the coast of Kenya, an east African country working to crack down on a recent wave of terrorist attacks.

Authorities said the grenade blast at a bus stop in Mwembe Tayari, in the coastal city of Mombasa, also injured seven other people.

Separately, a bag with an improvised explosive device was spotted near the coastal Reef Hotel in Nyali, and passers-by noticed in time to take cover before it detonated, the Interior Ministry said. No fatalities were immediately reported there.

Authorities said they didn't immediately have an explanation for the explosions.

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