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Kenya 'suicide bomber' Yemeni link

Kenyan authorities have identified two suspected members of the al-Qaeda terrorist network arrested in the coastal town of Mombasa. Kenyan Security Minister Chris Murungaru said on Tuesday that the two men were Kenyan nationals of Yemeni origin, according to Reuters news agency. One of the men detonated a grenade in a police van on Friday, killing himself and a policeman as he was being driven to the town’s central police station. Kenyan police earlier named the suspected suicide bomber as Faisal, a 20-year-old Kenyan Muslim from the Mombasa suburb of Kaloleni and son of Ali Deri. The second suspect, who was arrested after the blast and who is said to be a close associate of Faisal, is still being interrogated by Kenyan police in the capital, Nairobi. Meanwhile, the hearing of the five al-Qaeda suspects charged with murder in connection with last year’s suicide bombing on an Israeli-owned hotel in Mombasa has been adjourned until Thursday. Full Story

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