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Gunmen Storm Nairobi Mall, at Least 25 Killed (On scene photos by Reuters)
Reuters ^ | Saturday, September 21, 2013

Posted on 09/21/2013 11:23:36 AM PDT by kristinn

Excerpt of article accompanying 14 photos of attack at source link:

Militant gunmen stormed a shopping mall in Nairobi on Saturday killing at least 25 people, including children, and sending scores fleeing in panic from shops and restaurants onto the streets, according to witnesses and the Red Cross.

Shooting continued hours after the initial assault as troops surrounded the Westgate mall and police and soldiers combed the building, hunting down the attackers shop by shop. A police officer inside the building said the gunmen were barricaded inside the Nakumatt supermarket, one of Kenya's biggest chains.

"We got three bodies from this shop," he said, standing a dozen meters from the supermarket entrance and pointing to a children's shoe shop where blood lay in pools.

He turned to a nearby hamburger bar where piped music still played and food lay abandoned in a similar bloody scene. "And a couple of bodies here."

The Westgate mall attack was the single biggest since al Qaeda's east Africa cell bombed the U.S. embassy in Nairobi, in 1998 killing more than two hundred people. In 2002, the same militant cell attacked an Israeli-owned hotel and tried to shoot down an Israeli jet in a coordinated attack.

Tiles were smeared with blood, bullet casings were strewn on the floor and shop windows were shattered. A policeman dragged the corpse of a young girl across the floor and lay her on a stretcher. Two plainclothes policemen lay on the floor with guns trained on the Nakumatt supermarket entrance.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaedakenya; alshabaab; alshabab; banglist; globaljihad; jihad; kenya; kenyamallmassacre; killingamericans; killingcanadians; killingchristians; killingforeigners; mall; malls; nairobi; obamaspeople; religionofpieces; threatmatrix; westgate
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The Reuters photographers are in the mall with Kenyan police.
1 posted on 09/21/2013 11:23:36 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Maybe the gun grabbers need to focus their attention on Isalmic causes of mass violence instead.


2 posted on 09/21/2013 11:26:01 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

No no no! DU can barely define this as an Islamic attack, only a religious one. They can’t define the attack because that’ll kill their narrative.


3 posted on 09/21/2013 11:27:17 AM PDT by Monty22002
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ABC News reports:

A casual Saturday morning at the mall turned into a siege of terror for unsuspecting shoppers in Nairobi, Kenya.

Attackers dressed in black and wearing facemasks and vests loaded with grenades sprayed the unsuspecting crowds with bullets from AK-47s.

"They just came in and threw a grenade. We were running and they opened fire. They were shouting and firing," said Jay Patel who was on an upper floor of the mall when the shooting began.

The Red Cross says at least 30 people are dead and 50 more are injured. The attackers held several dozen people hostage.

Frightened shoppers fled the mall crying and clutching their small children. At one point mall guards used shopping carts to wheel out wounded children.

A local hospital was overwhelmed with the number of wounded being brought in hours after the attack, so they had to divert them to a second facility.

Initially it was believed the gang were armed robbers but it soon became clear the attackers were targeting non-Muslims.

"The gunmen told Muslims to stand up and leave. They were safe, and non-Muslims would be targeted," said witness Elijah Kamau who was shopping in the mall.

SNIP

4 posted on 09/21/2013 11:28:15 AM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn

Gotta be Islamic savages. Sub-human Africanized bees.


5 posted on 09/21/2013 11:29:26 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: kristinn

Coming to a shopping center near you. BLOAT.


6 posted on 09/21/2013 11:29:33 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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USA Today headline Americans among injured in deadly Kenya mall attack
7 posted on 09/21/2013 11:31:05 AM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: a fool in paradise

They will say the guns were bought in Alabama or Texas.

slight sarcasm.


8 posted on 09/21/2013 11:33:24 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I hope the killers were African-American. If not, they will be in big trouble!


9 posted on 09/21/2013 11:35:04 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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CNN reports: At least 30 killed in Nairobi mall attack; Islamic militants claim responsibility:

The death toll grew to 30 people in Saturday's attack by gunmen on an upscale shopping mall in the Kenyan capital, leading to a fierce gunbattle with police and a hostage standoff, authorities said.

Several hours after the attack, Al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-linked militant group based in Somalia, claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.

"The Mujahideen entered #WestgateMall today at around noon and are still inside the mall," the Islamic extremist group said on its Twitter account.

One suspect was killed, said a Kenyan official who did not want to be identified because of the sensitivity of the information. There were also 100 people injured, the official said.

Americans were among those injured, but the majority of casualties are Kenyan, authorities said.

Another suspected gunman is in the hospital and is being detained by authorities, said national police on its Twitter account.

Authorities say as many as 36 hostages are still being held by the gunmen in the mall, according to journalist Martin Cuddihy of the Australian Broadcasting Corp., who was at the scene and interviewed by CNN.

SNIP

10 posted on 09/21/2013 11:35:44 AM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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If only Kenya would pass some common sense gun laws.


11 posted on 09/21/2013 11:36:28 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Buck Off, Bronco Bama)
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To: a fool in paradise
30 people have been killed so far. Since non Muslims are being killed and Muslims are being spared (plus reports of the group being in cahoots with Al Qaeda), the President should approve of the attack and maybe give the terrorists money since they are affiliated with Al Qaeda as our the Syrian Rebels Obama is trying to give aid to.
12 posted on 09/21/2013 11:36:50 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
2ndDivisionVet @6: "Coming to a shopping center near you."

St. Cloud, MN, residents, take note.

13 posted on 09/21/2013 11:39:48 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: kristinn
Six paragraphs in and al-Reuters refers to the terrorists as "militant gunmen."

Quakers? Anabaptists? Buddhists? Any ideas?

14 posted on 09/21/2013 11:42:53 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: kristinn

SOB’s? Sons of obama? /s?


15 posted on 09/21/2013 11:48:25 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

At the time the Reuters article was posted, it wasn’t 100% certain who the attackers were. Al Shabaab has since claimed responsibility.


16 posted on 09/21/2013 11:48:59 AM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn

Shades of the Mumbai attack; guaranteed to kill only people living in the 20th/21st century. No need to worry about killing 7th century brethren...


17 posted on 09/21/2013 11:50:36 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (The talking heads have admitted is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kristinn

Time for more US Gun Control!!!11!! < /liberal>


18 posted on 09/21/2013 11:50:52 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: kristinn

They were just playing the Chicago game.


19 posted on 09/21/2013 12:00:35 PM PDT by pallis
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To: kristinn

Per the Reuters link-

Gunman arrested in Nairobi mall shooting has died from bullet wounds: Kenyan presidency

Several others though w/hostages.


20 posted on 09/21/2013 12:02:09 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: kristinn

This just in....Nairobi SWAT Team told to Stand Down!. Investigation promised. /Sarc


21 posted on 09/21/2013 12:02:36 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: kristinn
it appears that some of the SHOPPERS were better armed than the military guards at eh U.S.Nay Yard?? Oh this is two of the cops who showed up....

no orders to STAND DOWN here...



22 posted on 09/21/2013 12:05:48 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: kristinn

Probably intended to send a message to the Obama regime.


23 posted on 09/21/2013 12:05:53 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Anglicans my sources tell me....


24 posted on 09/21/2013 12:06:48 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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Buzzfeed: Terrifying Images From a Terrorist Attack at a Mall in Kenya (warning: graphic photos of dead and wounded.)
25 posted on 09/21/2013 12:08:50 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn

When you see this in your local papers, it won’t be anything like the reality. The part about jihadis targeting only normal people will be gone.


26 posted on 09/21/2013 12:17:27 PM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: kristinn

Thank you for the link. Kenya seems like a real melting pot of people caring for their fellow man.


27 posted on 09/21/2013 12:18:48 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: kristinn

Pretty intense. God bless these poor people- just out shopping. Apparently this mall is used by lots of foreigners and “rich Kenyans”..so these madmen knew who thy were going after.

The photographer has rally captured the sense of what it’s like to be in the midst of the evil.


28 posted on 09/21/2013 12:18:50 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

rally=really


29 posted on 09/21/2013 12:19:42 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom; maggief
Terrorists' Twitter PR account live tweets attack updates
30 posted on 09/21/2013 12:23:04 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn

31 posted on 09/21/2013 12:27:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statemet of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: kristinn

Westgate Mall twitter page

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Westgate&src=hash

with pics and a link to live coverage


32 posted on 09/21/2013 12:28:00 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Stepan12

33 posted on 09/21/2013 12:29:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statemet of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

“Quakers? Anabaptists? Buddhists? Any ideas?”

Maybe they were Anamists? That would be possible in Africa...


34 posted on 09/21/2013 12:31:38 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: kristinn

The TERRORISTS are tweeting live???? OMG.

Terroist attack as a reality show..

BBC keeping up- amazing video of people escaping.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-24189669


35 posted on 09/21/2013 12:33:25 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Stepan12

They are likely using weapons smuggled through Benganzi.


36 posted on 09/21/2013 12:38:33 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: The Antiyuppie

Nope! It those boys on bikes. You know. The ones with the white shirts, neckties, and black name tags.


37 posted on 09/21/2013 12:39:38 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: kristinn

Members of my church are missionaries close to there. They go to this mall. They are ok; but family members of people at the school they work at were killed; more than one.
They are updating on FB...


38 posted on 09/21/2013 12:44:35 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just wanted to say I hope you great NSA folks are enjoying my posts here.)
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To: kristinn

The photo journalist was likely in very great danger taking these photos.

I notice the man placing himself in danger while reaching out to the little girl ( likely 3 or 4 years old) running down the middle of the hall.


39 posted on 09/21/2013 12:46:10 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: pallis

The ultimate Knock Out game.


40 posted on 09/21/2013 12:48:00 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Oh no..prayers.


41 posted on 09/21/2013 12:53:28 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: kristinn; All

From the BBC live link I posted:

1938: British journalist Daniel Howden was at the scene of the attack.

Speaking to BBC News, he described harrowing eyewitness accounts, including one witness who said he was released by the attackers after showing his ID with a Muslim-sounding name.

He added that an Indian man who was standing next to him was asked for the name of the Prophet’s mother and when he was unable to answer, he was shot dead.


42 posted on 09/21/2013 12:55:54 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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More terrorist PR at Twitter:

Muhamad Kamau maina ‏@kamau_muhamad 21m there will be no negotiations, the hostages are not being killed just to prolong the attack 4 the desired media effect #westgate @hsm_press

Muhamad Kamau maina ‏@kamau_muhamad 12m mujahiden sniper in @ #westgate has been able with high precision and accuracy kill kuffar encamping around the mall @hsm_press

43 posted on 09/21/2013 1:07:50 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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Muhamad Kamau maina ‏@kamau_muhamad 53s months of training and planning at last pay dividends, more than 100 kaffirs dispatched for eternal misery @hsm_press #westgate
44 posted on 09/21/2013 1:09:24 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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Kenyan president speaking to country now- say he lost family members in attack.


45 posted on 09/21/2013 1:13:55 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: kristinn

This news brought to you by the Kenya Tourism Bureau


46 posted on 09/21/2013 1:16:39 PM PDT by GeronL
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Down with the NRA! Those murderous gun nuts are responsible for this!

Somehow.

/libtard


47 posted on 09/21/2013 1:24:52 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: SE Mom

Says 39 killed, 150 wounded.


48 posted on 09/21/2013 1:35:24 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn

SAVAGES


49 posted on 09/21/2013 1:46:04 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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Horrible. Just catching up.

Thanks for the ping.


50 posted on 09/21/2013 3:14:15 PM PDT by maggief
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