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One die, 8 injuried in explosion in Eastleigh area of Nairobi

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Nairobi (Alshahid)-One person has died hours after a bomb blast in the Kenyan capital that wounded eight others, the latest in a string of attacks, police said on Thursday.

Police say the 7pm Wednesday explosion was caused by an improvised explosive device that had been planted on the road.

The police cordoned off the area as they tried to unravel the now horrifying pattern of bomb blasts in the area.

An eye witnesses claimed the explosion may have been caused by gas cylinder.

Eastleigh area has witnessed series of explosions in the recent months that have led to injuries and deaths.

Last month, a passenger minibus exploded after a man hurled a bomb in it killing seven people.

The attack triggered riots in the area, as angry youths burnt and looted Somali-owned shops. Kenya’s government has blamed Alshabaab militants for a spate of explosions on its territory.

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