Six killed in blast in Kenyan capital: emergency services

People look at the scene of an explosion inside a residential house along Juja Road in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Sunday. On Monday Officials said an explosion in downtown Nairobi killed at least five.

(Reuters) – An explosion in an area of Kenya’s capital Nairobi that is popular with Somalis killed six people and wounded several others on Monday, the National Disaster Operations Centre said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility. In the past, such attacks in the Eastleigh area of Nairobi have been blamed on Somalia’s al Shabaab Islamist group, which attacked a Nairobi shopping mall in September and killed at least 67 people.

“Police are securing the area for emergency response services,” the disaster organization said on its official Twitter site.

Nine people were critically injured, it added….  (Photo from an article in The NY Daily News.)