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Police Investigate Grenade Explosion In Rwanda’s Capital

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The Police in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, have opened investigations after a grenade went off in a barber shop on Thursday evening that killed one person and leaving 11 others injured.

The police statement explained that a 25-year-old man who was identified as Tunezerwe Jean Paul was said to have  tried to show the barber, Niyikiza Pacific, something he was carrying in his pocket before the explosion.

Inside his pocket was a smoke-emitting grenade. On seeing the grenade Nyikiza immediately told Tunezerwe to get out of the salon and in the process the grenade detonated,” the statement said.

The police said two children aged eight and 12 were among those injured, and ruled out terrorism as a motive.

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