There Has Been an Attack on a Bus Station in Kenya

CNN:

Scores of people are being treated for wounds from an explosion at a bus station in Nairobi, Red Cross in Kenya says..
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Turns out it was a series of grenades thrown at loading buses.

Naharnet: A bomb attack at a bus station in Nairobi on Saturday killed at least three people and wounded more than 20 others, Kenya police said.

A senior police official who did not want to be named told Agence France Presse it was believed several grenades had been thrown at the bus station.

"I just saw a vehicle pass and then someone just threw things that exploded," witness Charles Njenga told AFP.

"Many people have been injured," he added.

"I survived because I was in a bus that was still loading people."

It is the first such incident in the Kenyan capital since two grenade attacks carried out within 24 hours of each other last October killed one person and injured 30 others.

A Kenyan supporter of Somalia's Islamist Shebab fighters was arrested soon afterwards and was convicted after having confessed to the attacks.

This may be part of a running battle going on this weekend where al-Shabaab is trying to come back from the last few weeks ass kicking.
MOGADISHU - An offensive by Somalia's Islamist Shebab fighters on Ethiopian troops on Saturday left many combatants dead, military sources on both sides and witnesses said.

"The fighting around the village of Yurkut was the most intense since Ethiopian forces entered Somalia" in November, said one of the witnesses in the country's southwestern region, Abukar Moalim Yarow.

Military sources in both camps gave differing tolls but stressed the fierceness of the fighting, which lasted three hours, according to independent witnesses.

"The mujahideen fighters led their most important military incursion against enemy positions in Yurkut," Sheikh Mohamed Abu-Fatma, a top Shebab commander in the sector, said by telephone.

"We forced the enemy to temporarily abandon three barracks and we killed more than 40 of their men," he added.

Kalif Adan, a pro-government official, said from Baidoa that the Shebab "attacked Yurkut this morning. Many of them were killed in fierce fighting.

"The fighting is now over and (the Shebab) have been heavily beaten."

The hardline Shebab attacked Ethiopian positions in Yurkut, near the strategic town of Luuq, on the road linking the Somalia-Ethiopia border with Baidoa, a former rebel bastion in southern Somalia which Ethiopian forces recaptured last month.

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