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article imageGrenade attack at Kenyan bus station kills at least 4 people

By Layne Weiss     Mar 10, 2012 in World
Nairobi - A grenade attack at a bus station in Nairobi, Kenya has left at least 4 people dead and dozens injured, BBC New reports. Officials are blaming the attacks on militants from the Somali Islamist group, al-Shabaab.
Witnesses say that people in a moving car threw three grenades at the terminal.
A man named Ruben Ostembo told police he was filling up his motorcycle at a nearby gas station when a man covered in blood ran up "shouting about an explosion and bodies." The man collapsed and died immediately after.
Another man, Frederick Shikutu, was wounded in the arms and legs while buying a bus ticket.
"it was the second one that got me," the 36 year old man said as he was being loaded into an ambulance.
Police spokesman Charles Owino called the attack "a cowardly act by al-Shabaab elements." He added that Kenya would "not relent in the war."
"The more you attack us, the more we will become aggressive," Owino said.
Although police are blaming al-Shabaab, no group has come forward to officially admit to carrying out the attacks.
Al-Shabaab, however, has been threatening to attack Kenya. Recently, police arrested several people suspected in plotting to bomb a hotel on the Kenyan coast, BBC News reports.
Saturday's blasts are the latest in a series of attacks that have killed hundreds of people since Kenya sent troops to Somalia last October in an attempt to fight an insurgency by al-Shabaab. Kenyan soldiers who have been fighting al-Shabaab in Somalia are scheduled to be integrated into the African Union peace force next week, BBC News reports.
A fire blazed in the bus station, and police blocked off an area where a man lay dead. "Bystanders helped carry the wounded to ambulances," Reuters News Agency reports.
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