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  1. #1
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    Sep 2011

    Kenya - 63 killed, dozens injured in Nairobi mall shooting, 21 Sept 2013

    Security guards wheel out bodies in shopping trolleys from Westlands Shopping Centre
    British and US citizens are caught up in the terrorist attack in Nairobi
    Evidence suggest Somalian terrorist group al-Shabaab may be to blame
    Statement released saying it warned Kenya to remove troops from Somalia
    Hostages are being held by at least five attackers still in building

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz2fYdQiS1U
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    "Gunmen who opened fire at a shopping centre killing at least 25 and injuring dozens more today let muslims go free if they could prove they were Islamic.
    Witnesses caught up in the attack at Westlands Shopping Centre, in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, said anyone who could recite a muslim prayer to their captors was allowed to leave unscathed."

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz2fYdFhaZY
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    GIrl running to safety.

    Clear your mind must be, if you are to discover the real villains behind this plot. Opinion only, my posts are.

  2. #2
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    May 2012
    They just reported 39 dead on the news here - how horrific!

  3. #3
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    Mar 2009
    (Guardian, with video)

    Islamic militants' attack on Kenyan shopping mall leaves at least 39 dead
    The attack at Westgate Mall is the worst to have occurred on Kenyan soil since the US embassy bombings in the 1990s

    At least 39 people, including many women, children and "very close members" of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's family, were killed and more than 150 wounded when heavily armed attackers pulled up in several cars and shot their way into the most upmarket shopping centre in the Kenyan capital, ordering Muslims out if they could prove their religion by reciting a prayer.
    much more at the link

  4. #4
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    Apr 2010
    Great White North

    Two Canadians, including a diplomat, are among the 39 people killed and more than 150 wounded after Islamic extremist gunmen raided Nairobi's top mall Saturday, lobbing grenades and firing assault rifles.

    The Prime Minister's Office released a statement identifying 29-year-old Annemarie Desloges, an official in the Department of Citizenship and Immigration who served in Canada's High Commission to Kenya, as one of those killed.

    Witnesses said at least five gunmen — including at least one woman — first attacked an outdoor cafe at Nairobi's Westgate Mall, a shiny, new shopping centre that hosts Nike, Adidas and Bose stores. The mall's ownership is Israeli, and security experts have long said the structure made an attractive terrorist target.
    Any man's death diminishes me,
    Because I am involved in mankind,
    Therefore, send not to know, for whom the bell tolls;
    It tolls for thee.
    ~John Dunne


  5. #5
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    Aug 2003
    US shopping malls scare me. They're so open and vunerable to an attack.

  6. #6
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    Dec 2008
    I've been watching this story develop all day and it's just getting worse.

    Here's the first tweet 14 hrs ago

    NEW: 4 dead as gunmen open fire at a mall in Nairobi http://u.afp.com/JTb - @AFP

    Some other tweets of interest:

    BREAKING: Witness says Kenya mall attackers told Muslims to leave, non-Muslims would be targeted - @AP

    NEW DETAILS: Nairobi mall attackers armed with AK-47s and grenades targeted non-Muslims, witness says http://apne.ws/1gLshQy - @AP

    BREAKING: Al Shabab confirms to Al Jazeera that it has claimed responsibility for the Westgate mall attack in Nairobi Kenya - @AJELive

    #Westgate Mall attack in Kenya
    - 39 killed
    - 150 wounded
    - al-Shabab claims responsibility
    - Kenya president says he lost family - @AP

    Canadian PM @pmharper on Kenya mall attack:
    - 2 Canadians died, one a diplomat
    http://bit.ly/18in6Gv #Westgate

    In Iraq today

    NEW 51 killed in bombing at Shiite funeral in Baghdad, Iraqi officials say - @AP

  7. #7
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    Mar 2011
    I have been to Nairobi a few times and was even in a mall there. This was not the one I was at but so scary. The mall I was at had pretty tight security to get in but it was vulnerable if terrorists were able to get in. I have such a place in my heart for Nairobi. This is so sad.

  8. #8
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    May 2012
    Travel advice from the Australian Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

    The DFAT Travel advisory for Kenya has been reissued and it warns Australians to exercise a high degree of caution and to keep clear of the Westgate mall area in Nairobi, and to follow the instructions of local authorities. The advisory also highlights reports that terrorist groups are continuing to plan attacks in Kenya in places frequented by westerners including in Nairobi and surrounding areas, and in Mombasa.

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    May 2012

    Al-Shabab holds hostages in Kenya mall siege

    Armed Somali group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack and ongoing siege of an upscale shopping mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi that has left at least 39 people dead and 150 injured.

    Kenyan security forces have arrested one of the gunmen who attacked the mall on Saturday, the Kenyan presidency said on Twitter. Gunmen are still holding an unknown number of hostages inside the mall.

    The east African country's head of police, David Kimaiyo, said via Twitter that several other assailants had been pinned down after soldiers and police moved into the mall to hunt down the attackers.

    On its own Twitter account, al-Shabab said there would be no negotiations with Kenyan officials over the standoff.

    "10 hours have passed and the Mujahideen are still strong inside Westgate Mall and still holding their ground. All praise
    is due to Allah!", the group wrote.

    Kenyan troops have been fighting al-Shabab in Somalia, where the anti-government group is seeking to impose Islamic law and has carried out numerous attacks.


  10. #10
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    Aug 2009
    "All praise is due to Allah"

    ummmmmm, not only is this not praiseworthy but Allah wants no part of your criminality

    ugh, stupid terrorists

  11. #11
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    Dec 2008
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Kenyan military remained in a tense standoff with Islamic extremists Sunday, as the toll rose to 59 dead, including children, and 175 wounded in the attack at an upscale mall, a Kenyan minister said.

    Multiple barrages of gunfire erupted Sunday morning from inside the building where hostages are being held by militants. The radicals attacked the mall Saturday and remained inside throughout the night.

    “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.

    Ten to 15 attackers remain in the mall and Kenyan forces control the security cameras inside the shopping center, Lenku said.

    Former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga told reporters at the mall that he has been told officials couldn’t determine the exact number of hostages inside the mall.

    “There are quite a number of people still being held hostage on the third floor and the basement area where the terrorists are still in charge,” Odinga said.


  12. #12
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    Sep 2009
    Awoonor was Ghana’s representative to the United Nations under the presidency of Jerry Rawlings from 1990 to 1994, and was also president of the Council of State, an advisory body to the president, under former president John Atta Mills. He stepped down from that role earlier this year.

    How odd.

  13. #13
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    Jan 2011
    Georgia -- Redneck Country
    Unless the government can figure out a way to gas them all (like the Russians did during the theater siege, and yes the gas killed many civilians too while Russian forces rushed in and popped rounds into the skulls of all the unconscious insurgents) there will likely be a large scale massacre. That probably wouldn't be practical because a mall likely has many rooms unlike a theater with one large area.

    I wonder if the extremists have brought explosives, if they have control of the basement AND managed to get explosives in who knows what might happen. This sounds well planned and the insurgents KNOW they aren't getting out alive, I expect mass carnage and a whole lot of Government spin after the fact.

  14. #14
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    Jul 2008
    Careful some pictures are GRAPHIC

    It's my opinion if no link provided.

    Misspellings due to fat fingers

    Words matter.

    You don't know what you don't know.

  15. #15
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    Jan 2011
    Georgia -- Redneck Country
    Quote Originally Posted by Elley Mae View Post
    The other site says 10-15 ATTACKERS still in the mall, number of hostages unknown.

    Ten to 15 attackers remain in the mall and Kenyan forces control the security cameras inside the shopping center, Lenku said.

    This article says 10-15 hostages still in the mall. Something isn't right there. Surely they have way more than one hostage per terrorist.

    Ten to 15 people still trapped inside mall, according to the Kenyan interior minister
    The Israeli special forces have also shown up to clean up the mess.

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