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Three die in Nairobi bus explosion

Explosions at one of the Kenyan capital's main bus terminals have killed at least three people and left two dozen others wounded, officials have said.

Witnesses reported that people in a moving car hurled three grenades at the terminal in Nairobi, police spokesman Charles Owino said. Red Cross official Nelly Muluka-Oluoch said 12 of the wounded were in critical condition.

The blasts are the latest in a string of small arms, bomb and grenade attacks that have killed scores of people since Kenya sent troops across the border into neighbouring Somalia in October.

The incursion followed a string of attacks by Somali gunmen on Kenyan soil. Somalia's al-Qaida-linked insurgency vowed revenge and called on supporters to carry out attacks in Kenya.

"The more you attack us, the more we will become aggressive," Mr Owino said.

Witness Ruben Otsembo was filling up his motorcycle at a nearby petrol station when a man covered in blood ran up shouting about an explosion and bodies, and then collapsed and died in front of him. Another man, who was wounded in the arms and legs while he was buying a bus ticket, said he heard two explosions.

"It was the second one that got me," said Frederick Shikutu, 36, as he was being loaded into an ambulance.


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