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Police killed in car bomb explosion

A car bomb has exploded outside a police station in central Nairobi and killed four people, Kenyan police said.

David Kimaiya, the inspector general of police, said two officers are among the dead from tonight's explosion.

A reporter at the scene said it appeared that the blast ripped apart the back end of a sedan.

The blast happened near a police station's main gate.

Terror warnings have been a constant in Kenya in recent months, particularly after September's attack on Westgate Mall killed at least 67 people.

Most of the small-scale attacks and explosions are blamed on al Shabab, the militant group in Somalia that has vowed revenge attacks in Kenya because Kenyan troops moved into southern Somalia in 2011.


From Belfast Telegraph