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Sunday, 22 September 2013

59 Killed as Islamist Militants Attack Nairobi Shopping Mall

Atleast 59 Kenyans have now been confirmed dead and many others injured as islamist militants, Al-Shabab stormed a shopping mall in Nairobi where they have also held large number of people hostage.

The BBC quotes a Kenyan government minister, Joe Lenku as saying that 1,000 people had managed to escape from the Westgate centre after the assault. 

Reports say there is a heavy military presence both in and around the shopping centre, and sporadic gunfire can be heard from inside.

The militants seized the mall on Saturday.

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