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Message 1419210 - Posted: 23 Sep 2013, 9:48:32 UTC

This is getting worse by the hour. Sixty-nine people have been killed and more than 170 injured since the attack began in Kenya's capital on Saturday. Between 10 and 15 attackers are still inside the Westgate shopping centre. The Somali al-Shabab movement has said it was behind the attack. Many more fatalities are excpected

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Message 1419226 - Posted: 23 Sep 2013, 11:04:11 UTC

Looks like special forces have gone in via the roof and the place is on fire, not looking good for the hostages.

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Message 1419266 - Posted: 23 Sep 2013, 14:27:06 UTC

Just defies any sensible comment .....



Ruhila Adatia-Sood, a popular TV and radio personality, has been identified as one of the victims of the Westgate attack. She was in the rooftop car park of the shopping centre where she was part of a team hosting a cooking competition for small children at the time of the attack. Recently married, she was six months' pregnant with her first child when she died.


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Message 1419371 - Posted: 23 Sep 2013, 18:42:55 UTC - in response to Message 1419266.

62 confirmed dead

Praying for each and every victim and their families.

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Message 1419597 - Posted: 24 Sep 2013, 7:59:37 UTC
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Al-Shabab militia

Name means "The Youth" in Arabic
Formed as a radical offshoot of the Union of Islamic Courts in 2006
Includes foreign jihadists
Has launched cross-border raids into Kenya, Uganda
Estimated to have 7,000 to 9,000 fighters
Announced merger with al-Qaeda in 2012

Al-Shabab is fighting to create an Islamic state in Somalia. Despite being pushed out of key cities in the past two years, it remains in control of smaller towns and large swathes of the countryside. It has said it carried out the attack in retaliation for Kenyan military operations in Somalia, after repeatedly threatening attacks on Kenyan soil if Nairobi did not pull its troops out of Somalia.

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Message 1419716 - Posted: 24 Sep 2013, 18:09:51 UTC

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is addressing his nation on television. He says the total death toll is 61 civilians. Mr Kenyatta said five "terrorists" had been killed and 11 were in custody. He said there had been intelligence reports that there were three Americans and one Briton among the attackers but it was not possible to confirm this at the moment.

The president said that three floors of the Westgate shopping centre had collapsed during the "tail end" of the operation and there were still at least three bodies in the rubble. The Kenyan president has declared three days of national mourning, beginning Wednesday, in response to the attacks.


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Message 1420520 - Posted: 26 Sep 2013, 14:03:39 UTC - in response to Message 1419371.


Praying for each and every victim and their families.


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Message 1420911 - Posted: 27 Sep 2013, 10:04:00 UTC

Strong caution - You won't want to read this .....

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Message 1432386 - Posted: 23 Oct 2013, 21:58:20 UTC - in response to Message 1420911.

You might want to read this as well....

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