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Four held over attacks as death toll rises to six

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Police on Sunday arrested four people in connection with the Saturday night grenade attack at the Machakos country bus station in which six people were killed and 63 injured.Internal Security Minister George Saitoti said on Sunday initial indications were that the attacks could have been masterminded by Somali terror group Al-Shabaab.“Obviously we suspect this attack to be linked to Al-Shabaab and we are going to pursue them within and into Somalia,” Prof Saitoti.Police officers, who talked to the Nation on condition that they are not named because they are not allowed to comment on an ongoing investigation, said among the suspects are Kenyans and foreigners.Nairobi deputy police boss Moses Ombati could not deny nor confirm the arrests. “We are seriously investigating the matter and that of course involves interrogating some people,” Mr Ombati said.The sources told Nation the suspects were being questioned by officers from the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit.Sunday’s grenade attacks follows a posting on Al-Shabaab’s Twitter account last week warning of an impending attack in the country.The militant group had warned that its fighters had entered Kenya and were planning to strike at strategic installations...Click here