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One killed in Northeast Kenya Bomb Blast
2013-02-18
[An Nahar] One person was killed in a kaboom at a school in the northeastern Kenyan town of Garissa late Saturday, officials said, adding they believed the man may have been the bomber himself.

"Badly damaged body parts of a man were discovered at Garissa primary school after a loud kaboom," said a police brass hat in the restive region which borders war-torn Somalia.

"We strongly suspect he is the one who had the bomb, and was most likely assembling it when it went off," he said Sunday, adding that investigations were continuing.

Two pistols were also found at the blast site, he added.

The kaboom is the latest in a string of attacks in Garissa -- which lies some 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Somalia, where Kenyan troops are fighting Islamist Islamic fascisti -- as well as elsewhere in Kenya.

Garissa county commissioner Maalim Mohammed confirmed there had been "an incident where a person was killed," adding that investigations were ongoing.

Attacks have increased in Kenya since Nairobi sent soldiers into Somalia to fight al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab Islamic fascisti in October 2011, prompting warnings of Dire Revenge™ from the beturbanned goons.

The violence has been blamed on the Islamic fascisti or their Kenyan supporters, although no attacks have been claimed by the Shabaab.

The Shabaab are on the back foot in southern Somalia after losing a series of key towns to African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
troops -- including the Kenyan army -- as well as allied Somali forces and Æthiopian soldiers.

However,
a poor excuse is better than no excuse at all...
the Shabaab continue to stage guerrilla attacks, raising security concerns in Kenya ahead of the March 4.

Guns are common in the impoverished northeastern region, which hosts some 500,000 Somali refugees.
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