Nairobi expects to resume airport traffic after fire controlled

Kenyan authorities expect international, domestic passenger and cargo flights to resume Wednesday afternoon after the fire at the international arrivals hall of Jomo Kenyatta airport was brought under control. International flights were earlier redirected to neighboring countries. Speculation was rife of sabotage timed for the 15th anniversary of the Aug. 7, 1998 bombings by al Qaeda of the US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es-Salam. There is no confirmation of this. Four US embassies were closed in sub-Saharan Africa on Monday as a precaution.

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