MSF doctor severely injured in north Kenya
27 June 2003
Amsterdam/Nairobi - A Dutch Medical doctor working for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was seriously injured yesterday in an attack with a hand grenade in Mandera, northern Kenya, close to the Somali border. Also three Kenyan civilians were severely wounded; one of them died after the attack. The exact circumstances of the incident are not clear yet. The Dutch medical doctor and the two Kenyans have been transported to a hospital in Nairobi. The MSF doctor has a fractured leg, but his life is not in danger. The two Kenyans are also stable and their lives are not in danger. The MSF team has been evacuated to Nairobi. MSF supports Somali refugees in north Kenya. The team runs a Therapeutic Feeding Centre for malnourished children. These activities have been temporarily suspended.