1 Killed in Nairobi
Blast Ahead of Clinton Visit
August 03, 2012
An explosion in Kenya's capital Friday killed one person, a day before
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due to visit the city.
A VOA reporter says the blast was the result of a failed grenade attack
outside the gates of a Kenya Air Force base.
A witness said the attacker tried to throw a grenade at two soldiers
from a moving car, but that the grenade blew up before he could release
it. The attacker was apparently the only person killed.
air base is located in Nairobi's Eastleigh neighborhood, known for its
large number of Somali immigrants.
Somalia is expected to be one of the topics when Clinton meets in
Nairobi Saturday with Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister
Kenya is one of several African nations with troops in Somalia fighting
militant group al-Shabab.
Kenya has suffered through a series of deadly grenade attacks that
authorities largely blame on al-Shabab sympathizers.
Kenyan troops entered Somalia last October, following a series of
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