Nairobi: Kenya Blast: A roadside bomb exploded in eastern Kenya near the border with Somalia. Thus killing at least eight people including four children who were returning to school after Eid celebrations.
A police spokesman told AFP that eight victims including four children and four people. Following the explosion between Mararani and Kiunga, just a handful of kilometres (miles) from the border.
The blast bore the hallmarks of similar bombings blamed on Shabaab Islamists who have targeted security forces in the past in the region.
In the month of May. Seven police officers and a civilian were killed when an armoured vehicle drove over a roadside bomb in southeastern Kenya. The incident came a week after 14 others died in three similar attacks the group claimed.
Across the border, the Al-Qaeda-linked extremist group last week claimed responsibility after driving an explosives-laden minibus into local government offices in the capital Mogadishu, killing at least 10 people.
That attack followed hot on the heels of assaults on two Mogadishu restaurants which killed at least 18 people.
The group has also launched attacks in Uganda, which, like Kenya, contributes troops to a 22,000-strong African Union force in Somalia.