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NAIROBI GUNSHOTS - WEST GATE MALL ATTACKED

Postby fsl96 » 21 Sep 2013, 16:05

A gun battle inside a shopping centre in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, has left at least fifteen people dead, according to the Kenyan Red Cross.

Gunfire is ongoing and armed police are at the Westgate centre in the Westlands district - one of the city's most exclusive shopping malls. The gunmen are reported to be carrying assault rifles and wearing combat fatigues.
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Gunmen firing machine guns and throwing grenades have laid siege to the most upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, witnesses and police said.

At least five attackers invaded the Westgate shopping mall. A Reuters photographer clamed to have seen five dead.

Police arrived on foot about half an hour after the attacks began, witnesses said. Five dozen people were seen rushing out of the mall amid AK-47 gunfire and grenade bursts. The volleys of gunfire also moved outside the mall more than 20 minutes after the attacks began.

Rob Vandijk, who works at the Dutch embassy, said he was eating at a restaurant inside the mall when attackers threw hand grenades inside the building. He said gunfire then started and people screamed and dropped to the ground.

Nairobi police chief Benson Kibue said the gunmen had besieged the building, and officers are on the ground now engaging the attackers. He said the men were trying to rob a shop within the mall.

Cars were abandoned outside the mall after the attack started at around midday.
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Re: NAIROBI GUNSHOTS - WEST GATE MALL ATTACKED

Postby fsl96 » 22 Sep 2013, 18:53

About 30 hostages still inside westgate mall, sources say
Kenyan government and Western diplomatic sources said
al Shabaab militants were holding about 30 hostages
inside the shopping center.


Officials believe about 10 to 15 gunmen are involved, State
House spokesman Manoah Esipisu said Sunday.
"We know there are now isolated somewhere within the
building," he said.
The attack has already left 59 people dead, government
minister Joseph Ole Lenku said Sunday. Another 165 were
hospitalized.
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Re: NAIROBI GUNSHOTS - WEST GATE MALL ATTACKED

Postby fsl96 » 26 Sep 2013, 14:26

Sent as received:

Few Al Shabaab group members have been caught in private boats yesterday in Dar-es-Salaam. It is believed that many have entered. Police force have adviced citizens to stay away from gym and spas, theatres, supermarkets, mosques and churches, big restaurants and street markets. They have been found with guns, bombs and bazookas. From 26th - 29th any of areas will be targeted.

Source: Destefanos-Manji

Dont know if really true. BE SAFE

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