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Deadly blast in Kenyan capital

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 - 00:46

Apr. 1 - At least six killed and others wounded in a blast in Kenya's capital. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION An explosion in an area of Kenya's capital Nairobi that is popular with Somalis killed up to six people and wounded several others on Monday (March 31), the city's chief of police said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. In the past, such attacks in the Eastleigh area of Nairobi have been blamed on Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group, which attacked a Nairobi shopping mall in September and killed at least 67 people. Nairobi's police commander Benson Kibue told Reuters the incident might have involved twin blasts. Local media reported there were two blasts, with the second at a restaurant, killing six. Eleven people were injured Kibue also said. Casualties were taken to a local hospital in Eastleigh and to Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi. On Sunday (March 30), a man suspected of assembling a bomb was killed when it went off where he lived near Eastleigh, Kenyan newspapers reported. The Standard Daily, which cited police and witnesses, had said three men who lived with the victim fled in a car shortly after Sunday's blast.

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Deadly blast in Kenyan capital

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 - 00:46