Saturday, September 21, 2013

Blowback Terrorist Attack at Nairobi Shopping Mall

The BBC reports:
A gun battle inside a shopping centre in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has left at least 20 people dead, the Kenyan Red Cross says.

The gunmen attacked the Westgate centre - one of the city's most exclusive. Dozens of shoppers fled; many are still feared trapped inside.

Police originally said it might be an attempted robbery but are now treating it as a terrorist attack.

The Somali militant group al-Shabab had threatened to strike the centre.

It is opposed to Kenya sending troops to fight in Somalia.

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