Skip to comments.Police: Explosion in Nairobi Kills 1
Posted on 06/11/2007 12:48:52 AM PDT by james500
An explosion shook downtown Nairobi on Monday morning, killing one person and injuring at least 31 others, officials said.
The cause of the blast was not clear, but police Commissioner Mohamed Hussein Ali said "it was something that somebody was carrying."
He urged the public to be "extremely careful" about speculating on the nature of explosion.
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Last Updated: Monday, 11 June 2007, 07:31 GMT 08:31 UK
“Explosion rocks central Nairobi”
ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Witnesses say the explosion happened inside a cafe near the Ambassador Hotel, in the centre of the city.
Initial reports suggest it was a suicide bomber who detonated a bomb, but this has not been confirmed.
The area has been sealed off by police and the military. The blast was just two blocks away from where the US embassy was bombed in 1998.
The blast happened at about 0800 (0500 GMT), witnesses said.”
ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Police confirmed that one person was killed and about six others injured in the blast, without giving any further details.”
ARTICLE SNIPPET: “This explosion happened not far from the US embassy that was bombed in 1998, leaving 213 people dead.”
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“Explosion at the Ambassadeur Hotel - Nairobi”
ARTICLE SNIPPET: “The area has been cordoned off as police investigate. Witnesses said a man with what looked like grenades was seen trying to jump into a bus when the explosion occurred. The witnesses said he attempted to detonate the grenade and was killed in the explosion.
The Ambassadeur Hotel is located in the city centre and has a major bus stage right next to it. At about 8.15am when the explosion occurred, there were scores of pedestrians and workers waiting for buses to their offices.”
“Bombing kills one, injures 31”
June 11, 2007 12:00am
ARTICLE SNIPPET: “The cause of the blast was not clear, but police Commissioner Mohamed Hussein Ali said ``it was something that somebody was carrying.’’
The initial investigations shows that a man got off a minivan taxi and a guard tried to stop him from entering a small restaurant because he was wearing something that looked suspicious, police officers at the scene said.
The explosion occurred shortly after, said the officers, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to journalists.”
The Kenyan capital was rocked today by a bomb blast thought to be the work of a suicide bomber who blew himself to bits while clutching a copy of the Koran, injuring dozens of people.
“Suspected suicide blast rocks Kenyan capital UPDATE”
Published : Mon, 11 Jun 2007 09:31
By : Agencies
ARTICLE SNIPPET: “NAIROBI (Thomson Financial) - The Kenyan capital was rocked today by a bomb blast thought to be the work of a suicide bomber who blew himself up while clutching a copy of the Koran, injuring dozens of people.
‘It was a bomb explosion and body parts have been thrown apart,’ policeman Gabriel Omondi told AFP after the blast in front of the crowded City Gate restaurant on Moi Avenue, one of Nairobi’s main streets.
‘I can confirm one dead. He is a suspected suicide bomber,’ Moses Muchoki, an official from the Kenyan Red Cross, told AFP.
An AFP correspondent saw shredded papers from a Koran strewn at the explosion site.”
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ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Mogadishu 11, June.07 ( Sh.M.Network) - The body of Somalias first president, Aden Abdulle Osman (Aden Adde), was received by Somalia transitional government officials and relatives at Mogadishu international airport on Monday morning.
Initially the government was in a high level preparation to receive the body of Aden Abdulle Osman, the countrys first president who died in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on 8 June.”
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“Major Explosion rocks Nairobi City”
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ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Five people are feared dead and aleast ten admitted at Kenyatta National Hospital in critical condition after the Monday morning explosion that occurred outside City Gate Restaurant.”
ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Eye witness accounts indicate that, a person of Asian origin was seen carrying a paper bag, and tried to board a City Hoppa bus, when the bomb exploded.
Already Kenyatta National Hospital has received some 33 casualties injured in the explosion. Many had deep cuts, burns and fractures. The Hospital administration says they are well equipped and will handle the casualties as they arrive.”
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