BREAKING NEWS: Kenya: Twin blasts kill 6 people, 18 wounded in Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Six people have been killed and 18 people wounded, nine of them critically, after twin blasts hit the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on Monday, police and the state disaster body said.

The attackers targeted a restaurant in one of the blasts near an area frequently classified as a terror cell used by Somalia’s Al Shabaab militants in Nairobi’s Eastleigh.

Kenya’s National Disaster Operations Centre said the blasts occurred along Eastleigh’s 11th street and another blast occurred along the estate’s third street, wounding several people.

The attacks occurred hours after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded killing a man who was assembling it in the capital. Three people escaped the scene after the incident, Police said.

Witnesses said the second blast near a restaurant called Mzalendo, Swahili word for patriot, wounded more people. Several people were rushed to hospital after the incident.

Al Shabaab militants appear to have escalated the rate of attacks against churches in Kenya amid the ongoing operations inside Somalia to drive the group from rural villages in Somalia.

A witness said there was a huge blast that engulfed a large area, which wounded several people.

The government has issued orders to all Somali refugees residing outside the camp, to immediately relocate to the refugee camps, near the border with Somalia.
-0-PANA AO 31 March2014

31 march 2014 20:27:52

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