Accessibility options


One killed in second Kenyan blast

Kenyan police guard the scene of a suspected grenade blast at a pub in Nairobi (AP)
Kenyan police guard the scene of a suspected grenade blast at a pub in Nairobi (AP)
A blast at a pub in Nairobi, Kenya, came two days after the US warned of an imminent threat of a terror attack (AP)
A blast at a pub in Nairobi, Kenya, came two days after the US warned of an imminent threat of a terror attack (AP)


Published: 4:54am, 24th October 2011
Updated: 5:49am, 25th October 2011

A second explosion has occurred in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, killing at least one person.

The blast took place near a bus stop where working class Kenyans gather to find transportation home.

The Kenyan Red Cross reported on its Twitter feed that one person was killed and eight others were taken to hospital.

It came after an earlier grenade blast in a pub in the city left 13 people injured.

The blasts came two days after the US had warned of possible terror attacks in Kenya.

The warning had implied that the militant Somali group al-Shabab would carry out reprisal attacks in response to Kenyan troops' invasion of Somalia in mid-October.

Police commissioner Mathew Iteere told a news conference earlier that the authorities could not yet name suspects from the first blast.

"It is too early at this point in time to give a conclusive answer," he said.

Al-Shabab is loosely affiliated with al Qaida and counts militant veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars among its ranks. The militant group carried out twin attacks in Kampala, Uganda, in July 2010 that killed 76 people.

Advertisement starts


Advertisement

Advertisement ends

Travel offers

Add Add
Lower Slaughter Manor
Dorsett Shepherds Bush
Fashionable Fuerteventura winter holiday
Amberley Castle
The Quay Hotel and Spa
The Belfry
Indulgent Mauritius & Dubai holiday
The Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa
Crazy Bear Beaconsfield
Hillthwaite Hotel


Secret EscapesJoin now for Free

Save up to 70% on luxury hotels and holidays


Halifax credit card

Halifax Credit Card

0% for up to 20 months on purchases

Start your solar journey today

Start your solar journey today

Earn up to £14,000 and help the environment with solar panels in 2014

Advertorial

Advertisement starts


Advertisement

Advertisement ends