Kenyan bus attack : 3 dead in 2 explosions in Nairobi
Kenyan bus attack : 3 dead in 2 explosions in Nairobi

Kenyan bus attack : 3 dead in 2 explosions in Nairobi

At least three people are confirmed dead and several others injured after an explosive went off in a bus in Mombasa.

The Chania Bus in Mwembe Tayari in the Kenyan coastal town of Mombassa was on board on Saturday evening when the attackers hurled an explosive into the bus causing the deaths and the injuries of several people who are believed to be including some of the passengers.

The Al Qaeda-linked group has carried out several attacks in Kenya since 2011, when Kenya sent troops into Somalia to fight Al Shabaab rebels.

Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the high-profile attack on Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall last year in which at least 67 people were killed.

Mombasa, a Muslim-majority port city that is one of the main gateways to east Africa as well as a popular tourist destination, has been hit by sporadic unrest in recent months.

In March, two people were arrested along with a car expertly packed with explosives.

Intelligence sources say they believe the car was rigged in Somalia and driven into Kenya for a high-profile bombing.

Also in March, six worshippers were shot dead in a church in Likoni near Mombasa.

The following week a local firebrand Islamist cleric was gunned down in the city, the third prominent hardline cleric to be killed in or around the city in as many years.


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