Blast hits Somali district in Kenyan capital, three wounded

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An explosion struck a predominantly Somali neighborhood in the Kenyan capital Nairobi wounding at least three people during the evening rush hour, police said.

Ambulance sirens wailed through the city’s congested streets and a Reuters reporter at the scene saw pools of blood on the ground. The victims had been swiftly moved from the blast site.
“I can confirm there has been a blast Eastleigh. At least three people are wounded,” Nairobi police chief Moses Ombati told Reuters by telephone as he travelled to the scene, Reuters reports.

Kenya has suffered a wave of deadly attacks in Nairobi, the port city of Mombasa and the eastern garrison town of Garissa since it sent troops into Somalia over a year ago to fight al Shabaab militants there.