At least 6 killed in Nairobi explosion

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‘6 Dead’ as Nairobi Hit by Suspected Terror Attacks

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A suburb of Nairobi known as “Little Mogadishu” has been hit by a suspected terrorist attack, which has left at least six people dead and many more injured.

Several victims of the attack have been taken to Kenyatta National Hospital, according to local police.

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The cell that attacked the mall:

According to the terrorist group the attackers all between the age of 20 and 27 years old, are from numerous countries, including the US, UK, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Syria and Russia and where all trained in Somalia.

2 Kenya attackers from Minnesota, CNN reports

Kenya police kill ‘terror couple’ after five officers wounded

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A police official in Nairobi says police shot dead a couple suspected to be terrorists after they threw four grenades, wounding five officers.

Augustine Nthumbi, the officer in charge of the Githurai Kimbo area on the city’s outskirts, said Sunday investigators raided the flat where the couple were staying following a tip and ordered them out of their house.

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One dead, scores hurt in Nairobi church grenade attack

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Posted by on September 30, 2012

The church lies next to the Eastleigh quarter, nicknamed “little Mogadishu”

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 30 – A grenade attack killed one child and wounded nine others in a Nairobi church on Sunday, a day after Islamist fighters abandoned their last bastion in neighbouring Somalia in the face of an assault by Kenyan and other troops.

 

The blast occurred during a service for young children at the Anglican St. Polycarp church, which lies in Pangani on the outskirts of the Kenyan capital.

Blood-stained children’s jackets and shoes lay scattered on the floor, surrounded by remnants of metal walls that were broken and twisted by the force of the explosion.

“One child has died and three others have been seriously injured,” Nairobi police chief Moses Nyakwama said. “We suspect it was a grenade.”

A church official said nine children had been wounded.

“The children who attend this service are aged between six and 10… we usually divide them according to their ages,” said Livingstone Muiruri. “They had just started the morning session when the explosion occurred.”

“We were in the main church so we all ran there to assist the kids,” he said. “We have nine children admitted to hospital.”

Janet Wanja was just entering the church when the blast shook the building.

“I heard a loud explosion and then heard kids screaming,” she said. “I am traumatised by what I saw, kids with injuries and blood all over. “Why are they attacking the church?”

Police were also investigating the possibility that the blast was a result of a bomb that had been placed in the building earlier, Haed of Police Operations in Nairobi, Wilfred Mbithi said.

The church lies next to the Eastleigh quarter, nicknamed “little Mogadishu” because most residents are either Somali refugees or Kenyans of Somali origin.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest in a string of grenade attacks, shootings and bomb blasts that have rocked Kenya since it sent troops into southern Somalia in October 2011 to crush bases of Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab fighters, who have vowed revenge.

The Kenyan intervention came in retalitation for suspected Shabaab attacks on its soil

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Kenyan rioters and police clash for second day

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Riots have rocked Kenya’s second-largest city for a second day. The violence was triggered by the killing of a Muslim cleric accused by the United States of aiding Islamist militants in Somalia.

Police battled stone-throwing youths on Tuesday, firing tear gas and warning shots as the rioters barricaded streets with burning tires in Majengo.

The district is a predominantly Muslim neighborhood in Mombasa, Kenya’s second-largest city. Looting was also reported.

In support of the rioters, Islamist militant group al-Shabaab called on Kenyan Muslims to “take all necessary measures” to defend their religion.

“Muslims must take the matter into their own hands, stand united against the kuffar (unbelievers) and take all necessary measures to protect their religion, their honor, their property and their lives from the enemies of Islam,” the group said in a statement posted on Twitter. Al-Shabaab is considered a terrorist organization by the European Union and the US.

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Gunmen kidnap aid workers from Kenya camp, driver killed

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  • People move around near makeshift homes, or "tukuls", in the outskirts of Dagahaley settlement at Kenya's Dadaab Refugee Camp, situated northeast of the capital Nairobi, near the Somali border, August 31, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstPeople move around near makeshift homes, or “tukuls”, in the outskirts of Dagahaley …

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Gunmen kidnapped four aid workers and killed a driver at Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp near the border with Somalia on Friday, in the first kidnapping of foreigners since Kenya sent troops into Somalia in October to try to crush Islamist militants.

The gunmen are suspected sympathisers of Somalia’s al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgents, regional deputy police chief Philip Ndolo, told Reuters.

In Somalia, al Shabaab said it was not aware of the attack.

“So far we are not aware about any aid workers kidnapped from Kenya’s refugee camps,” Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, the spokesman for al Shabaab’s military operations, told Reuters.

Kenyan police said the four were nationals of Norway, Canada, Pakistan and the Philippines. A Kenyan driver in a second vehicle was killed during the attack.

They were working for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the group’s secretary general, Elisabeth Rasmusson, was also in the convoy and was unharmed, the aid group said.

A Kenyan driver was shot in the attack had died of his injuries while being treated, Ndolo said. Two other Kenyans were also shot, another driver and a contractor for the NRC, he said.

Police and the military were now pursuing the kidnappers who drove towards the Kenya and Somalia border, police said.

“I can confirm that military helicopters have been dispatched,” Colonel Cyrus Oguna of the Kenya Defence Forces told Reuters.

Ndolo said the car in which the aid workers were travelling had been abandoned by the attackers, and that the group were probably using another vehicle or were on foot.

He could not say if they had already crossed into Somalia.

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Here is a stunningly pathetic sanitized and politically correct video from CTV news on this issue. Get ready for this. Look at your watch when the woman is asked who did the kidnappings. You can hear something snap inside as she figures out how to avoid answering that question. While she mentions Al Shabab, she never mentions the fact that they are an orthodox Muslim group. Hell she doesn’t even use the laughable and synthetic term, ‘Islamist’. The rest of the clip she attempts to try and defer attention from them and make it look like maybe it was an organized crime gang that did it. (Although certainly not a Chicago one cause then, you know, maybe Obama might be involved)