Nairobi attack claims 6

2012-03-11 10:27
Nairobi - A grenade attack on a Nairobi bus station killed at least six people and wounded 63, according to a new toll issued on Sunday by Kenyan Interior Minister George Saitoti.

"The death toll is now six, and we have 63 people undergoing treatment at the Kenyatta National Hospital, 11 of them were seriously injured," he told reporters. The earlier toll was five dead and around 60 injured.

Saturday's attack has been blamed on the Islamist Shebab militia which Kenyan troops are battling in neighbouring Somalia.

It is the deadliest attack in Nairobi since the devastating August 1998 bombing by al-Qaeda of the US embassy that killed 213 people and injured 5 000.

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