A flashback of East Africa bomb attacks

By Vision Reporter

Added 29th May 2012 11:14 AM

The Monday bomb attack in the heart of Nairobi marked Kenya''s sixth such attack since 1998. Here is a timelime of bomb attacks in the East African region.

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From the Archives . . .

July, 13, 1998 — One person is killed in a suspected grenade attack while watching the FUFA World Cup at Isabella pub in Makindye.

August 7, 1998 — Two massive bombs explode simultaneously outside the US Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania killing hundreds of people in co-ordinated terrorist attacks.

February 14, 1999 — Four people were killed on Valentine’s Day attacks in Kabalagala, a Kampala suburb.

January 29, 2001 — Three bombs go off­ in Kampala, wounding six.

June 5, 2001 — 15 are injured in two taxis at Maganjo and the New Taxi Park in Kampala.

November 28, 2002 — Terror attack on an Israeli-owned hotel near Mombasa kills 10 Kenyans and injures three Israelis.

June 11, 2007 — An explosion on a busy central Nairobi street kills one and critically injures about six others, according to police reports.

May 15, 2010 — One person is killed and 28 others wounded in two grenade attacks in Kigali. Similar attacks had hit Kigali on February 19 and March 4, with two dead and about 20 wounded.

July 11, 2010 — Over 80 people are killed in twin bombings at Kyadondo Rugby Club and Ethiopian Village Restaurant while watching the FUFA World Cup final in Kampala.

August 12, 2010 — Authorities arrest three people in connection with a bombing in the Rwandan capital that kills six following national elections.

December 21, 2010 — A grenade explosion kills three people on a Kampala-bound bus at a bus station in Nairobi.

October 24, 2011 — A grenade attack on a nightclub in the centre of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, injures 12.

January 4, 2012 — A grenade attack wounds 20 people near an open-air fruit and vegetable market in Rwanda’s capital Kigali.

May 28, 2012 — A blast strikes a shopping complex in Nairobi’s business district during Monday’s lunch hour, wounding more than a dozen people, but it is not immediately clear what had caused the explosion.

A flashback of East Africa bomb attacks

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