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Saturday 20 September 2014

Police killed in car bomb explosion

Published 23/04/2014 | 21:17

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Police officers are among the dead in a car bomb attack in Nairobi.

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

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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.

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