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Blasts in Kenyan Capital Wound Police Officer

A man stands at the scene after two successive blasts in the residential area of Eastleigh Estate in Nairobi, Kenya, October 12, 2012.
A man stands at the scene after two successive blasts in the residential area of Eastleigh Estate in Nairobi, Kenya, October 12, 2012.
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Officials in Kenya say two explosions have occurred in a residential area of the capital, Nairobi, wounding a policeman.

Police say the blasts happened near one another in Eastleigh district a short time apart. Authorities also say they believe the first blast was intended to lure onlookers and the second explosion was meant to harm as many people as possible.

The explosions took place near a church where an explosion last month killed a child attending Sunday school. No one has claimed responsibility.

Kenya has seen a series of attacks, some on churches, since it sent troops into Somalia last year.

Prime Minister Raila Odinga has suggested the attacks are meant to spark tensions between Muslims and Christians. And he says the violence stems from terrorism, not religious conflict.

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