Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

IN THE PAPERS

Coverage of the third plane crash in one week - from France, Algeria and Burkina Faso

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Coverage of the plane crash that took 116 lives - almost half of them French

Read more

DEBATE

Gaza: A Truce At All Costs?

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Central African Republic: Brazzaville ceasefire talks deliver fragile deal

Read more

FOCUS

Sluggish tourist season in Crimea

Read more

ENCORE!

Bartabas : Mixing Christ with Spanish music and dancing horses

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Shifts in the propaganda war waged between Israelis and Palestinians

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

French MPs face quandary in pro-Palestinian rallies

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Yezid Sayigh, Senior Associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut

Read more

  • Live: ‘No survivors’ from Algerian plane crash, says Hollande

    Read more

  • Protest against Gaza offensive turns deadly in West Bank

    Read more

  • Wreckage of Algeria plane found in Mali

    Read more

  • Deadly strike on UN shelter in Gaza Strip

    Read more

  • BNP to pay $80 million for defrauding Dept of Agriculture

    Read more

  • Pope meets Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan

    Read more

  • Air Algérie crash: 'We should eliminate the missile hypothesis'

    Read more

  • Italy’s Nibali cruises to victory in 18th stage of Tour de France

    Read more

  • Iraqi parliament elects moderate Kurd as president

    Read more

  • US, European agencies lift travel restrictions to Tel Aviv

    Read more

  • No end to fighting until Israel ends Gaza blockade, Hamas says

    Read more

  • Two foreign women shot dead in western Afghanistan

    Read more

  • At least 60 killed in attack on prison convoy near Baghdad

    Read more

Africa

Nairobi grenade attack blamed on al Shabaab

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2012-03-11

The Saturday grenade attack that killed at least six people and injured 63 at a bus station in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi is suspected to be the work of al Shabaab rebels, whom Kenyan troops are fighting in neighbouring Somalia.

AFP - A grenade attack on a Nairobi bus station killed at least six people and wounded 63, according to a new toll issued Sunday by Kenyan Internal Security Minister George Saitoti.

"The death toll is now six, and we have 63 people undergoing treatment at the Kenyatta National Hospital, 11 of them were seriously injured," he told reporters.

The previous toll for the Saturday attack was five dead and around 60 injured but a sixth person has since died in hospital, hospital sources said.

Responsibility for the attack was not immediately claimed but has been blamed on the Islamist Shebab militia which Kenyan troops are battling in neighbouring Somalia.

"We suspect this is the work of Al-Shebab, but all this will come out in the investigations," Saitoti said.

"We have intensified security in government installations and all public places, churches, hotels, shopping malls and bus terminuses, so that we may deter such criminals from accomplishing their ill intentions," he added.

The attack was the deadliest in Nairobi since the devastating August 1998 bombing by Al-Qaeda of the US embassy that killed 213 people and injured 5,000.
 

Date created : 2012-03-10

  • SOMALIA

    Somali rappers take on al Shabaab militants

    Read more

  • SOMALIA

    Somalia is the new hotspot on the ‘jihadi tourism’ trail

    Read more

  • HORN OF AFRICA

    Kenyan air raid kills scores of Somali insurgents

    Read more

COMMENT(S)