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Kenya police seize bomb material

2012-06-23 21:00

Nairobi - A Kenyan official says police seized material they believe can be used to assemble a bomb, a day after the US warned of an imminent terrorist attack in Kenya.

A police official, who asked for anonymity because he is not authorised to speak to the press, said on Saturday that three suspects dropped a bag and ran after police confronted them near a highly populated slum.

The official says police found 6kg of ammonium nitrate and other items they believe can be used to make a bomb.

Police said an improvised bomb killed 1 person and injured 32 others in downtown Nairobi last month. Officials believe ammonium nitrate was used to assemble that bomb.

Al-Qaeda linked al-Shabaab militants from Somalia have threatened to retaliate after Kenya sent troops to Somalia to pursue the militants.

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  • ken.grimblegrumble - 2012-06-24 10:53

    trrrr

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