Massacre In Nairobi
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Gunmen today entered an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, killed 39 people and wounded 150 more in a massacre that Somalia’s Al Shabab militants now claim to have engineered.
On a televised address to the nation, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta confirmed that he had “personally lost family members in the Westgate attack”, but said the country had “overcome terrorist attacks before, and we will defeat them again. They want to cause fear and despondency in our country, but we will not be cowed, Terrorism is a philosophy of cowards.
He later added that “Our security forces are in the process of neutralizing the attackers and securing the mall,” these, — after nearly 12 hours since the assault began.
The French government confirmed that two of it’s citizens were killed during the westgate massacre while the Canadian government has also confirmed that two Canadians, including a diplomat lost their lives on the scene. The US government reported undisclosed number of its citizens were injured.
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