Shebab blamed for Nairobi attack

2012-03-10 22:31
Nairobi - Kenyan police blamed the Islamist Shebab militia for a grenade attack on a Nairobi bus station on Saturday that killed at least three people and wounded more than 20 others.

"This is a cowardly act by al-Shebab elements," police spokesperson Charles Owino told reporters at the site of the attack, the busy Machakos country bus station, near the city centre.

"But we will not relent in the war. We will get them and we will continue with the war."

Kenyan troops are currently fighting the Shebab in neighbouring Somalia.

"We can confirm that indeed three people have been killed, 21 injured," he added.

The Kenyan Red Cross said the 12 most seriously injured people were in intensive care.

Earlier, a senior police official who did not want to be named told AFP it was believed several grenades had been thrown at the bus station.

Witness Charles Njenga told AFP: "I just saw a vehicle pass and then someone just threw things that exploded. Many people have been injured.

"I survived because I was in a bus that was still loading people," he added.

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