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Car bomb kills four in Kenyan capital

By Humphrey Malalo NAIROBI (Reuters) - Four people killed when a car bomb exploded outside a police station in a poor neighborhood of the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Wednesday, the Interior Ministry said. Police officers had earlier stopped the saloon car at traffic lights and were taking the occupants for questioning when the bomb exploded, the ministry said.

Four dead in Nairobi car bomb explosion

At least four people, including two policemen, were killed on Wednesday when a car bomb exploded outside a police station in Nairobi near a major Somali neighbourhood, Kenya's government said. "At least four dead after a sedan exploded at Pangani police station, of which two are police officers," the interior ministry tweeted. "Agents intercepted the suspect car at traffic lights and took the suspects away for questioning," it added, without giving further details. ayv/sd/cah/cc

Nairobi blast kills at least five

A blast in Eastleigh, the main Somali district of the Kenyan capital Nairobi, killed at least five people Monday, an official at the national disaster operations centre said. "Police are securing the area for emergency response services," the official said. Eastleigh has in recent years been the scene of several explosions usually attributed by the police to Islamist extremists. mom-hv/jmm

Kenya boosts airport defence, warning of Islamist threat

Kenya's security chiefs on Tuesday ordered that defences be boosted around the capital's airport, including against possible missile attack amid "increased threats of radicalisation" from homegrown Islamist extremists. The country's top defence body, the National Security Council (NSC), demanded extra protection around Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). Kenya has suffered a string of attacks blamed on Islamist insurgents, including the September massacre in Nairobi's Westgate mall in which at least 67 people were killed

Bangladesh ambassador hurt in Kenya assault

Bangladesh's High Commissioner to Kenya Wahidur Rahman has been attacked and slightly injured during a robbery at his Nairobi home, police said Sunday. Nairobi detective Nicholas Kamwende said two of the diplomat's local guards had been detained for questioning after Saturday night's attack. "The thugs stormed the residence and took away money and a few electronic items from the house, we are still looking for them," Kamwende said "The workers are being interrogated to establish if they knew anything prior to the attack at the High Commissioner's home," he added.

Four Somalis charged over Kenya 'light bulb' airport attack

Four Somali men appeared in court Monday to face charges of an alleged attack on a cafe in Nairobi's airport, which police had initially dismissed as an exploding light bulb. Anti-terrorism police officer Leonard Bwire said the four men were charged with having "planned and executed" a failed attack on the cafe at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) last month, the region's busiest transport hub. The men were arrested with two kilogrammes (six pounds) of explosives.

Bomb blast wounds one in Kenyan capital

One person was wounded Saturday when an improvised bomb exploded in the Kenyan capital, police said, in a shop in Nairobi's mainly ethnic Somali district Eastleigh. "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. mom-pjm/yad

Death toll from Nairobi bus blast rises to six

Kenyan police were on Sunday investigating an explosion in a Nairobi bus the day before that killed six people and wounded 30 others -- the latest in a string of unclaimed attacks as the country marks 50 years of independence. The death toll from the blast rose to six on Sunday after two gravely hurt people died from their wounds overnight, police said.

Suspected grenade attack on Kenyan bus kills four: police

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A suspected grenade attack on a minibus in Kenya's capital on Saturday killed at least four people near a Somali-dominated area of the city, police said, an incident that mirrors explosions last year that were blamed on Somali militants. Last year a series of such attacks in and around the Eastleigh area of Nairobi were blamed on Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group. The group staged an assault on a Nairobi shopping mall in September this year that killed 67 people.

Four dead in grenade attack on bus in Kenya capital

Four people were killed in Nairobi Saturday when assailants threw a grenade on a bus, the Kenyan interior ministry said. More than a dozen other people on the 32-seat bus were wounded, according to officials and the Kenyan Red Cross. Witnesses said the attack occurred near Nairobi's Eastleigh neighbourhood, home to a sizeable Somali community. ayv-pho/rmb/jhb
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