Twin explosions hit northeast Kenya

At least one dead and three injured after attack in northeast Kenyan town of Wajir.

    Twin explosions in the northeastern Kenyan town of Wajir have killed at least one person and injured at least three others, sources have told Al Jazeera.

    The explosion occurred after nightfall at Baraza Park, a Somali-populated district, and the injured were taken to the district hospital.

    Police said they suspect that the attack was carried out either using hand-grenades or an improvised explosive device, but added that they could not immediately confirm the type of weapon used.

    Police secured the area following the blast, according to the Interior Ministry.

    The Somali al-Shabab armed group have carried out several high-profile attacks in Kenya, but are also known to carry out small-scale bombings. On Tuesday, five police officers were killed by al-Shabab gunmen in an ambush while they were on patrol.

    The group had said that it was part of an "ongoing war" against Kenya in retaliation for the country having sent troops to fight them in neighbouring Somalia.

    The attacks on Kenyan targets began in 2011, after Kenya Defence Forces troops crossed to Somalia to hunt down fighters associated with al-Shabab.

    The troops managed to unseat al-Shabab from several strongholds, sparking frequent retaliatory attacks.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946, as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.