FBI Joins Investigation Into Kenyan Bomb Blast
Tom Odula, The Associated Press, 29 May, 2012NAIROBI, Kenya — An official says FBI agents are assisting Kenyan officials in the investigation into a large explosion in downtown Nairobi
An explosion ripped through a building full of small shops on Monday, injuring at least 33 people, including a woman who blamed the blast on a "bearded man" who left behind a bag shortly before the detonation.
A Kenyan official who said he could not be quoted confirmed the FBI's involvement on Tuesday.
The intelligence firm IntelCenter said that militants from the al-Qaida-linked Somali group al-Shabab bragged about conducting interviews of survivors after the blast. IntelCenter said the development poses significant challenges to security forces and legitimate members of the media covering attacks