Two explosions have killed at least 10 people in
Kenya's capital, Nairobi, according to the
country's National Disaster Operations Centre.
One blast on Friday targeted a 14-passenger
vehicle that Kenyans use for public transport,
the disaster centre said.
Another explosion occurred in Gikomba
market, located to the east of the capital's
central business district.
"Very many people are injured. I don't know
how many are dead but for sure there are
fatalities," said Mwangi Maina, a trader who
was selling second-hand shoes at Gikomba
The Kenyan Red Cross said that five of its
ambulances were evacuating casualties from
the blast sites and that more than 10 people
A spokesman for the Kenyatta National
Hospital, Nairobi's main hospital, told the AFP
news agency that eight bodies were brought to
the hospital and "more than 70" people
admitted for treatment, many of them in a
"Many of the injured are bleeding profusely.
We need a lot of blood," said Simon
Ithae, the spokesman.
The bombings came amid a wave of attacks in
Nairobi and the port city of Mombasa.
Several countries issued new travel warnings
for Kenya and hundreds of British tourists
were evacuated from resorts near Mombasa on
Thursday and Friday.
Three people were killed and 86 other people
were injured in twin bus blasts in Nairobi
earlier this month that were blamed on groups
connected to the al-Qaeda-linked, Somali-
based group, al-Shabab.
The US embassy said that more than 100
people have been killed in shootings, grenade
attacks and small bombs in Kenya over the past
No one has claimed responsibility for Friday's