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One wounded in Eastleigh explosion

06 January 2014, 08:38

Nairobi - One person was wounded Saturday when an improvised bomb exploded in Nairobi police said, in a shop in Eastleigh.

The attack is the latest of a series of grenade blasts in Kenya.

"One person has been wounded... a person of Somali origin left luggage containing an improvised explosive device in a shop," Nairobi police chief Benson Kibue said.

"We are appealing to residents to help us get him."

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

However, since Kenyan troops invaded southern Somalia in October 2011 to help oust the neighbouring country's Al-Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab insurgents, it has been hit by a series of attacks.

Grenades have been hurled into restaurants in crowded areas in Nairobi as well as in Mombasa, and there has been a string of attacks in the remote northeast region bordering Somalia.

Ten people were wounded Thursday when attackers hurled a grenade into a restaurant in a popular coastal tourist resort town of Diani.

The Al Shabaab claimed the brutal September assault on Nairobi's upmarket Westgate mall in which at least 67 people died in a four-day siege of the shopping centre popular with foreigners.

The Al Shabaab on Wednesday evening set off twin bombs at a hotel in the Somali capital, killing 11. It claimed the attack was the start of its campaign for the new year.



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