33 Wounded in Kenya Blast

    Pleople stand at the site of a blast in central Nairobi on Moi Avenue on May 28, 2012. A large blast wounded dozens in central Nairobi today, which Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga called a "heinous act" of terrorism, blaming Somalia's Al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents for the explosion. Speaking at the charred and wrecked small shopping complex in Nairobi's commercial heart, Odinga contradicted initial police reports that suggested it was caused by an electrical fault. At least 28 people were wounded, four of them in a critical condition, the Kenya Red Cross said.  AFP PHOTO / TONY KARUMBA        (Photo credit should read TONY KARUMBA/AFP/GettyImages)

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    At least 33 people were wounded on Monday in an explosion in a busy downtown area of Nairobi. Police said it was caused by an electrical malfunction, but the prime minister insisted the blast was deliberate. Al Qaeda’s wing in Somalia, Al-Shabab, had previously threatened such an attack. One woman who was injured claimed to have seen a “bearded man” leave a bag behind at one of the stops. The explosion occurred at one-story building on Moi Avenue, sending smoke through the street, located just blocks away from the site of the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombing.

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