Monday, May 28, 2012

Explosion rocks Kenyan capital wounding more than 30 people

NAIROBI (Reuters) - An explosion tore through a shopping complex in Nairobi's business district during Monday's lunch hour, wounding more than 30 people, and police said they were investigating whether it was a bomb attack.

Police spokesman Eric Kiraithe said anti-terrorism police were combing the blast site in the city centre for clues, appearing to row back on an earlier suggestion by the police commissioner that a massive electrical fault might be to blame.

More than ten people have been killed in a string of attacks in Nairobi and the port city of Mombasa since Kenya sent troops into Somalia in October to fight al Qaeda-linked militants.