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Tue Sep 23 12:21:05 SAST 2014

Blast hits mainly Somali district in Kenyan capital

Reuters | 05 March, 2013 20:49
Policemen inspect secured section at scene of the blast in Eastleigh suburb of Kenya's capital Nairobi
Policemen inspect the secured section at the scene of the blast in Eastleigh suburb of Kenya's capital Nairobi
Image by: STRINGER / REUTERS

An explosion struck a predominantly Somali neighbourhood in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, police said.

"There is an explosion that has taken place in Eastleigh, we are still trying to confirm what caused the explosion and whether there are casualties," Nairobi police chief Moses Ombati told Reuters.

Kenyan authorities have blamed Somali militants and their sympathisers for a wave of grenade and gun attacks in Kenya after Nairobi sent soldiers into neighbouring Somalia in October 2011 to drive out Islamist fighters with links to al Qaeda.

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