Kenya: Killers Kill again in Somali Kenyan Market zone in Nairobi

Mogadishu (HAN) March 31, 2014 – The National police Officials in Nairobi, Kenya say that an explosion in downtown Nairobi has killed at least five people.

The National Disaster Operation Center said that explosions had occurred in a neighborhood known for its large Somali population. Sometimes called Kenya’s “Little Mogadishu,” Eastleigh has seen several grenade attacks over the last year.

The agency said five people were killed and several injured. Officials did not immediately say what caused the blasts.

Kenya has suffered from a long string of grenade attacks presumed to be thrown by Somali militant sympathizes. Officials also recently discovered a large, undetonated car bomb in the coastal city of Mombasa.

Somali Kenyans are Kenyans and residents of Kenya who are of Somali descent. They have historically inhabited the Northern Frontier District (North Eastern Province), which was carved out of the Jubaland region of present-day southern Somalia during the colonial period.

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