Deadly explosions in Kenyan capital
Addis Ababa, 31 March 2014 (WIC) - At least six people have been killed in explosions in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, officials say.
Several people were also injured in the blast, which took place in the Eastleigh suburb of the city.
Eastleigh is known as "Little Mogadishu" because it has a large Somali population.
"Police are securing the area for emergency response services," said the Kenya National Disaster Operation Centre.
The cause of the blast is unknown but there have been several grenade attacks in Eastleigh, including one in December last year that killed four people.
Although no group said it was behind that attack, many blamed it on the Somali militant group al-Shabab.
Four members of the group were behind the four-day siege at a shopping centre in Nairobi last September, in which 67 people died.
The militants had stayed in Eastleigh before launching the attack.
Kenya has several thousand troops in Somalia, helping the UN-backed government tackle al-Shabab, who are linked to al-Qaeda. (BBC)
|< Prev||Next >|
- Eritrean rebels claim to have killed dozens of intelligence agents
- Al Shabaab on move to recruit young fighters ahead of massive military assault
- In 2014 Chinese-African trade will surpass $200 billion
- Meeting of Eastern Africa Defense, Security Council in Nairobi
- Kenya, Somalia vow to eliminate Al-Shabaab
- ENCDC holds a conference on the prevailing of freedom, democracy and justice in Eritrea
- Kismayo Airport resumes functioning
- Tana High-Level Forum kicks off