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Blast on a bus in Nairobi kills 5, injures 13
2012-11-19
[Shabelle] A Kenya police official says that an kaboom on a bus in Kenya’s capital has killed at least five people and injured 13.

Nairobi police Chief Moses Ombati says at least five people were killed Sunday after an kaboom on a 25-seater public transportation vehicle, and that there will likely be more casualties. He says 10 men and three women were maimed in the blast. He did not give details on the cause of the blast.

Kenya has been hit by a string of grenade attacks that are blamed on sympathizers of al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
, Somalia’s Islamist bad turban rebels who are linked to Al-Qaeda.

Al-Shabaab has vowed to carry out attacks on Kenya because it sent troops into Somalia last year to fight the rebels, who are considered a threat to Kenya’s security because they have been blamed for kidnapping foreign tourists and aid workers in Kenya.
Posted by:Fred

#1  Happened on a matatu (minibus) coming out of Eastleigh. That is a major slum in Nairobi with many people with Somali ties. Sympathizers to jihadists and al Shebaab do live in this location. It will be nearly impossible for Kenya to stop these small-scale attacks that claim 6-10 lives - often with grenades or small quantities of explosives. However, the Kenya police have done an excellent job (so far) of stopping a major attack against hotels and prominent landmarks.
Posted by: Raider   2012-11-19 00:25  

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