Sunday, September 22, 2013

Islamist Terrorists Attack Mall In Kenya, Kill 68; Three Americans Among Terrorist Shooters

Dozens dead in Kenya mall attack; hostages still held
By Associated Press
September 21, 2013 | 10:26am

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Kenya Police Begin Assault to End Mall Seige After 68 Die
By Eric Ombok & Sarah McGregor - Sep 22, 2013 3:11 PM ET

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Four Americans injured as Somali-based militants with ties to al-Qaeda claim responsibility for Kenyan shopping mall massacre in which at least 40 have died, some as young two-years-old, while terrorists brazenly live-tweeted the World Peace Day attack
Security guards have been shown wheeling out bodies in shopping carts from Westlands Shopping Center
The US State Department has confirmed four Americans were injured in the World Peace Day attack
Somalian terrorist group al-Shabaab, which has links to Al-Qaeda, has now claimed responsibility for the attack
The terrorist organization released a statement released saying it warned Kenya to remove troops from Somalia
Security forces have secured the first and second floors of the five-story shopping center
Between 20 and 50 hostages may still be held inside, according to Kenyan media
Security forces have 'contained, but not arrested' the gunmen, as the seige nears the 24-hour mark
The army and special forces are helping police flush out the gunmen, one of whom is believed to be a woman
Two gunman have been killed by authorities, as many as eight more remain
Canadian diplomat Annemarie Desloges, 29, and pregnant Kenyan radio journalist Ruhila Adatia are among the dead
The upscale mall is a favorite shopping spot for expats and wealthy Kenyans
In what may be a first, terrorists live-tweeted the attack
Witness says attackers told shoppers non-Muslims were the targets
PUBLISHED: 18:58 EST, 21 September 2013 | UPDATED: 01:03 EST, 22 September 2013

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