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  • Kenya's military says 'most' hostages freed after forces launch attack on militants inside mall

    09/22/2013 2:35:39 PM PDT · by rawhide · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-22-12
    "Most" of the hostages who have been holed up at an upscale shopping mall in Kenya's capital after it was attacked by members of an Al Qaeda-linked Somali militant group on Saturday have been freed, Kenya's military says. Kenya's armed forces launched a "major" assault on the militants on Sunday night -- about 30 hours after the Islamists stormed the Nairobi mall in an attack that left at least 68 dead and 175 injured. At around midnight local time, Kenya's Defence Forces said it had rescued most hostages and had taken control of most of the mall, but declined to...
  • Breaking CNN: Kenya Terrorist Gunmen From U.S.A.

    09/22/2013 12:23:49 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 239 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/22/2013
    CNN: Three of the gunmen in the Kenyan mall attack that killed at least 68 are from the United States. Two are from Minnesota, one from Missouri. This is a developing story stay tuned to CNN for more information.
  • Kenya mall attack: Death toll rises to 68

    09/22/2013 11:28:27 AM PDT · by Innovative · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept 22, 2013 | Faith Karimi, Steve Almasy and Lillian Leposo, CNN
    Sixty-eight dead. At least 175 injured. About 30 hostages still inside, as well as perhaps a dozen gunmen. Those are the grim numbers, more than a day after Islamist attackers stormed an upscale Nairobi mall on Saturday, spraying bullets and holding shoppers captive. The tense standoff continued into Sunday night, with sporadic gunfire heard through the day and at least one explosion.
  • Kenya Westgate mall hostage standoff continues; 59 dead so far, minister says

    09/22/2013 5:07:45 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 78 replies
    CBS ^ | September 22, 2013, 6:58 AM | CBS/AP
    NAIROBI, Kenya The attack by al Qaeda-linked militants at an upscale mall in Nairobi killed at least 59 people and wounded 175, Kenya's interior Cabinet secretary said Sunday. Multiple barrages of gunfire erupted Sunday morning from inside the building where there is a hostage standoff with Islamic extremists nearly 24 hours after they attacked using grenades and assault rifles. "The priority is to save as many lives as possible," Joseph Lenku said, reassuring the families of the hostages in the upscale Westgate mall. Kenyan forces have already rescued about 1,000 people, he said. Lenku said that there are 10 to...
  • Nairobi shopping mall attack: siege live

    09/22/2013 9:55:25 AM PDT · by fella · 29 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 22 Sept 2013 | The Telegraph (London
    17.35 The two French victims who lost their lives were a mother and daughter who were executed in the car park, the French minister in charge of nationals living abroad said.
  • Kenya calls in Israeli Special Forces to help end jihad seige in mall

    09/22/2013 9:48:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 9/22/13 | Pamela Geller
    Muslims slaughter non-Muslims in popular Kenyan mallAt request of the Kenyan government “Israeli special forces now operating to try and end Nairobi Mall siege." It's interesting to watch how the free world responds in a post-American Obama world.Jihad in Kenya: Muslim Group holds non-Muslims hostage after massacre in Kenyan mall siege, 39 dead, 150 injured Among those killed yesterday in the jihad attack aginst Kenya by the devout Muslim group, al-Shabbab, was a Canadian diplomat, the Kenyan president’s nephew and his fiancé, and Ghana’s leading poet. Three British, two French, one Australian and one Chinese citizen also confirmed dead.Why...
  • 'All Muslims leave...we only want to kill non-Muslims': Gunmen massacre at least 30 in Kenyan mall

    09/21/2013 11:48:06 AM PDT · by matt04 · 97 replies
    Kenyan police and soldiers have pinned down the remaining gunmen who opened fire at a shopping centre earlier today, killing 30 and leaving at least 50 others injured. A security source at the scene in the capital Nairobi confirmed moments ago the attackers have been isolated. The source said: 'The attackers have been isolated and are pinned down in an area on one of the floors - the rest of the mall seems to be secure.' No-one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but it is looking increasingly likely the Somalia terrorist group al-Shabaab may be responsible. A statement released...
  • Gunmen Storm Nairobi Mall, at Least 25 Killed (On scene photos by Reuters)

    09/21/2013 11:23:36 AM PDT · by kristinn · 78 replies
    Reuters ^ | Saturday, September 21, 2013
    Excerpt of article accompanying 14 photos of attack at source link: Militant gunmen stormed a shopping mall in Nairobi on Saturday killing at least 25 people, including children, and sending scores fleeing in panic from shops and restaurants onto the streets, according to witnesses and the Red Cross. Shooting continued hours after the initial assault as troops surrounded the Westgate mall and police and soldiers combed the building, hunting down the attackers shop by shop. A police officer inside the building said the gunmen were barricaded inside the Nakumatt supermarket, one of Kenya's biggest chains. "We got three bodies from...
  • Report: Israelis join Kenyan effort to rescue hostages from terrorists

    09/22/2013 8:49:35 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    jppost,com ^ | 9/22/13 | Staff, reuters Greer Fay Cashman
    Israeli forces have joined Kenyan troops in the effort to save hostages from al-Qaida-linked Somali terrorists at a Nairobi mall where gunmen killed at least 59 people on Saturday, AFP reported on Sunday. "The Israelis have just entered and they are rescuing the hostages and the injured," AFP quoted a security source as saying. The Jerusalem Post could not confirm the veracity of the report. Reuters quoted an Israeli security source as saying Israeli advisers were helping Kenya with "negotiating strategy" to help end the siege.