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A Kenya bus explosion has killed at least four people and injured dozens when a bomb exploded inside a passenger van on Saturday in the capitol. According to USA Today on Dec. 14, The minibus was traveling from Eastleigh neighborhood of Nairobi to the city center when it exploded, said Benson Kibue, chief of police in Nairobi.

This marks the first deadly attack inside Nairobi since the terrorists took over the upscale mall after shooting dozens of people in September. Since Kenya sent the military to Somalia in 2011 to fight al-Shabab, the extremist Islamic rebels, it has been the scene of multiple attacks.

It was al-Shabab that claimed responsibility for the Westgate Mall attack stating it was in retaliation for the military involvement in Somalia. This group, affiliated with al-Qaida had threatened for years to wage “large scale attacks.” They promise to carry out these threats unless the troops back out of Somalia.

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