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Blast reported in Kenya's large refugee camp

Blast reported in Kenya's large refugee camp

Two Kenyan officials say a land mine or explosive device went off along a road in the world's largest refugee camp, in eastern Kenya near the border with Somalia.
The officials said no one was injured in the Saturday blast. The explosion appeared to be minor and if turns out to be an explosive device planted by insurgents it may have been improperly wired. The two officials spoke on condition they weren't identified.
Somali insurgents have laid land mines along the Kenyan border previously, but there has never been such an incident in the refugee camp _ Dadaab _ before. Dadaab houses nearly 500,000 refugees, mostly Somalis, many of whom have arrived in recent months because of the famine in southern Somalia.
Last month two international staff were kidnapped from Dadaab by Somali gunmen.