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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-21-10 11:02 AM
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Three killed as bomb explodes at Kenyan bus station
Source: The Guardian

Blast blamed on militants linked to al-Qaida targets Ugandans travelling home for Christmas, leaving 39 injured

Three people were killed and 39 injured when a bomb exploded at a bus station in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, last night following warnings of attacks by Islamist militants.

Passengers were walking through a security checkpoint when a bag exploded as it was about to be loaded on to a coach travelling to Kampala, in neighbouring Uganda.

Earlier, the Ugandan security services had said there were "strong indications" that groups linked to al-Qaida were planning attacks over Christmas.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/21/bomb-explod...
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-21-10 11:05 AM
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1. The likelihood of being killed by terrorism may be low but you are still just as dead
if you fall on the wrong side of the percentage line
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-21-10 12:31 PM
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2. Speaking of Uganda - do we have anything military going on there?
Have reason to be suspicious but cannot share the reason.
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pampango Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-21-10 12:37 PM
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3. BBC: Nairobi bus blast 'caused by Tanzanian with grenade'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12053007

A bomb explosion at a bus station in Nairobi was caused by a grenade carried by a man believed to be Tanzanian, Kenya's police commissioner has said.

Mathew Iteere said the suspect had been boarding a bus to Uganda but became nervous due to security checks, causing him to drop the grenade.

The man is believed to have been one of the three people killed in Monday's blast, which wounded 39 others. Most of the wounded were Ugandans travelling home for Christmas, Red Cross official Nelly Muluka told the Associated Press.

Ugandan police have said al-Shabab militants may be linked to the attack. Al-Shabab in July said it had carried out twin bomb blasts in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, in retaliation for Uganda's support for Somalia's government.

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