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Friday, December 7, 2012

Nairobi blast kills three, eight others including MP Yusuf Hassan injures

Eastleigh, Narobi, Kenya
Three people are reported dead, eight others including Kamkunji MP Yusuf Hassan wounded and admitted in hospitals in a blast outside a mosque in Eastleigh, Nairobi on Friday night.
The blast happened about 8pm on Friday night outside a busy mosque along Muratina Road Section I in a busy estate.

The police say the blast seems to have been set on a road side before it went off.

Earlier the witness had seen at least 10 people with multiple injuries being attended to at Afueni Hospital in Buruburu area.

At the time of the blast, reports say Kamkunji MP Yusuf Hassan was within the mosque and it is not clear whether the blast was targeting the MP.

The incident comes after another blast happened on Wednesday in Joska Nairobi’s Eastleigh area where at least seven people were injured.

The seven victims were pedestrians who fell to the blast which went off in Joska area, few meters from where another explosion had occurred in November 16.

One of the Wednesday night victims blast succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment on Thursday while six others were treated and discharged.

Nairobi Area police boss Moses Ombati had said the blast was caused by a bomb.

The blast seemed to have been set off from a distance or one of the victims stepped on it before it went off hitting the pedestrians, police said.

The police boss stated that they were interested to know how and why the three blasts had occurred in the same area in the past.

Earlier on, few meters away from the Wednesday night incident a suspected terrorist had been arrested as after an explosion he had planned to detonate inside a supermarket went off and injured him in November.

Kenya has experienced a series of explosions after troops rolled into Somalia last year to hunt down Al-Shabaab militants who had been blamed for several insecurity incidents.

It is believed the attacks are being committed by remnants of the terror group.

Source: The Standard

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