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Al-Shabaab blamed for multiple bus bombings in Kenya

In the midst of a continuing battle against Somalia's al-Qaida-linked terrorist group, three Kenyans were killed and more than 60 were wounded on Sunday when improvised explosive devices (IEDs) went off on two city passenger buses in Nairobi, Kenya, according to reports coming out of North Africa on Sunday night.

Suspected Al-Shabaab terrorists have been attacking innocent civilians riding on city buses.
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The two explosions occurred almost simultaneously on busy highway in the northeast quadrant of Kenya's capital city and the buses were crowded at the time of the bomb blasts, according to Kenyan police.

The terrorist attack was the second in President Barack Obama's ancestral home in as many days, and the Kenyan leaders have blamed the extreme violence on Somalia's Islamist group Al-Shabaab, which became affiliated with al-Qaida in 2010.

According to news reports, one IED exploded in front of a hotel while the other blast occurred at an underpass close to the government's National Disaster Operations Headquarters. While three Kenyans were reported as deceased, 20 of the wounded bus passengers were said to be in critical condition.

The two buses were severely damaged by the bombings with a news video showing a large hole in the side of one, and the windows and glass doors were completely blown off the other bus.

On Saturday afternoon, a suspected Islamic terrorist tossed a grenade into a bus in the Kenyan city of Mombasa. That explosion killed four people and injured 15. The bus was attacked in Mombasa after it arrived from Nairobi.