Kenya holds three suspects over deadly explosions

17:03, June 17, 2010      

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The Kenyan police are holding three suspects for interrogation in connection with Sunday's multiple explosions in central Nairobi that has left at least seven people dead and more than 100 injured.

Sources within the police force confirmed on Thursday that the authorities were interviewing three persons said to have received Short Messaging Service (SMSs) which investigators thought were suspicious.

The SMSs reportedly congratulated the recipients apparently for taking part in some event, possibly the attack on the prayer meeting.

Reports say one of those said to have received the SMS and who police are questioning was picked up in Kinoo area of Kiambu, about 25 km west of Nairobi and later led the officers to the others.

According to the Daily Nation, investigators are also poring over video clips of the prayer meeting, minutes before the blast. "They want to reconstruct exactly what happened in an attempt to

find the attackers. They hope to see who was at the scene of the first blast and if they could have moved to the scene of the second," the daily reported.

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