6 December 2012

Kenya: Explosion in Kenya's Capital Injures Eight

The situation in Nairobi's Eastleigh Estate is worrying following a series of grenade attacks. A Member of Parliament and an OCPD have been caught up ... ( Resource: Somali Area Hit by Blasts in Kenya

Nairobi — A blast near a military air base in Kenya's capital city has wounded at least 8 people.

Witnesses say three of the 8 are in critical condition after the blast Wednesday evening.

The blast went off in a Somali neighborhood of Nairobi known as Little Mogadishu. Kenya has seen a series of small-scale explosions over the last year, many from grenades.

Kenyan troops moved into Somalia in late 2011, prompting al-Shabab militants in Somalia to vow revenge attacks inside Kenya.

Al-Shabab sympathizers are suspected in many of the blast attacks, though authorities have not clearly linked all the attacks to al-Shabab or its sympathizers.

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