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Man injured by improvised bomb in Eastleigh

A 28 year old man was left injured after an improvised explosive device exploded in a kiosk in Eastleigh on Saturday around 10.00 pm.

Nairobi County police boss Benson Kibue said the device had been planted next to the kiosk.

According to the police, the man went to a kiosk to buy airtime for his mobile phone. Soon after, the device detonated a few steps from where he was standing.

The impact of the blast threw him to the ground.

He was rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital for treatment.

Pangani OCPD Mr. Barasa Wambomba said officers were called at the scene at around 10.00 pm to investigate reports of an explosion.

They found small plastic parts of a cell phone, damaged electrical cable and charger as well as broken glass from shattered windows.

No arrests have been.

Nairobi has been the target of sporadic attacks since Kenyan troops invaded southern Somalia in October 2011 to oust Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab insurgents.

Grenades have been hurled into restaurants in crowded areas in Nairobi and Mombasa and there has been a string of attacks in  northeast region bordering Somalia.

Ten people were wounded Thursday when attackers hurled a grenade into a restaurant in a popular coastal tourist resort town of Diani.