(AP) Fertlizer Bomb Suspected In Nairobi Blast

A fertilizer bomb could have caused the blast that ripped through a building full of small shops, an official told The Associated Press on Tuesday as the FBI joined the investigation.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the smell of ammonia at the scene of Monday’s explosion on Moi Avenue indicates the possible presence of a fertilizer bomb, which is commonly made of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil.

Among the 33 people wounded was a woman who blamed the blast on a “bearded man” who left behind a bag shortly before the detonation.

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One comment on “(AP) Fertlizer Bomb Suspected In Nairobi Blast

  1. Grant LeMarquand says:

    Thanks for posting this. I heard about this bombing yesterday morning when my daughter phoned from Nairobi to tell my wife and me that she was ok – I had already watched the news – but not a word from the ‘major’ media outlets about this tragic event.