Blast hits mainly Somali district in Kenyan capital


An explosion struck a predominantly Somali neighborhood in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, police said.

“There is an explosion that has taken place in Eastleigh, we are still trying to confirm what caused the explosion and whether there are casualties,” Nairobi police chief Moses Ombati told Reuters.

Kenyan authorities have blamed Somali militants and their sympathizers for a wave of grenade and gun attacks in Kenya after Nairobi sent soldiers into neighboring Somalia in October 2011 to drive out Islamist fighters with links to al Qaeda, Reuters reports.