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Device explodes inside passenger van in Kenya capital, killing at least 3 people, police say

EDS NOTE : GRAPHIC CONTENT Injured people are treated at Guru Nanak Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, after a device exploded inside a passenger van, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. At least three people were killed Saturday after a device exploded inside a passenger van in the capital, Kenyan police said, in what appears to be the first attack inside Nairobi since the deadly terrorist assault on an upscale mall in September. (AP Photo)
December 14, 2013 - 8:07 AM

NAIROBI, Kenya - A Kenyan police official says at least three people have been killed after a device exploded inside a passenger van in the capital.

Benson Kibue, chief of police in Nairobi, said Saturday that the minibus was travelling from the Eastleigh suburb of Nairobi to the city centre when explosion happened.

Kibue said more people were likely injured in what appears to be the first attack in the capital since the deadly terrorist assault on a Nairobi mall in September, in which scores were killed.

Kibue said investigators believe an improvised explosive device was used in the Saturday attack.

Kenya has been the scene of multiple attacks since the country sent its military to Somalia to fight the al-Qaida-linked Islamist rebels of al-Shabab.

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