Six dead in Nairobi minibus blast

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The scene of a bomb blast in the Kenya capital, where at least six people were killed when an explosion ripped through this minibus.

SOUNDBITE: MINIBUS DRIVER, BERNARD KIBE, SAYING (Swahili):

"I just heard a loud bang and all of a sudden realised I had been lifted off the ground. When I got back on the ground I realised I was alive. I just thank God."

Police said the bomb was the likely inside the minibus at the time of the explosion.

There's been no immediate claim of responsibility, but the attack happened in a Somali-dominated area of Nairobi.

Analysts say it highlights the risks facing Kenya after the country deployed troops to Somalia last year to drive out al Shabaab militants.

The blast is the latest in a string of attacks in Kenya blamed on the Somali rebels and their sympathisers.

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