Skip to comments.Kenya Westgate mall hostage standoff continues; 59 dead so far, minister says
Posted on 09/22/2013 5:07:45 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
NAIROBI, Kenya The attack by al Qaeda-linked militants at an upscale mall in Nairobi killed at least 59 people and wounded 175, Kenya's interior Cabinet secretary said Sunday.
Multiple barrages of gunfire erupted Sunday morning from inside the building where there is a hostage standoff with Islamic extremists nearly 24 hours after they attacked using grenades and assault rifles.
"The priority is to save as many lives as possible," Joseph Lenku said, reassuring the families of the hostages in the upscale Westgate mall. Kenyan forces have already rescued about 1,000 people, he said.
Lenku said that there are 10 to 15 attackers involved, and Kenyan forces have control of the security cameras inside the mall. Combined military and police forces surrounded the building.
Former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga told reporters at the mall that he has been told officials couldn't determine the exact number of hostages inside the mall.
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But it’s a religion of peace! How could this happen!?
Anyone who thinks things like this can’t/won’t happen here is a fool.
Odinga’s cousin, “the One”, can’t seem to open his mouth, EVER, and condemn Islamic terrorists. (I seem to remember a lot, thousands, killed after Odinga lost his election?)
“But its a religion of peace! How could this happen!?”
Actually, peace is a poor translation. It’s the religion of “submission.” The Koran says all will be peaceful when all have “submitted” to Islam. The implication is that there will be no peace until all have “submitted.”
It would be shrugged off after a few weeks. Obama and the media would assure us that Muslims are our friends endlessly.
Yes, if it happens here it won’t be called terrorism. Just a random lunatic with an AR-15.
It’s only terrorism if there are at least 19 guys from alqieda (or however the f you spell it).
Is this where the money Obama’s brother’s 501C (or whichever designation it is) group has gone to? If so, Obama and Lois Lerner (and all IRS agents) have blood on their hands.
He lost. His folks rioted and butchered hundreds of innocent people. They made him Prime Minister as a compromise.
Why attack in Kenya? I didn’t know that was high on their enemy list - it’s not exactly a western nation.
Israeli special forces are now on the scene.
Navy yard - our rescuers ordered to STAND DOWN.
USA more corrupt than Kenya??
Where are you hearing this?
CNN Breaking News:
Kenya mall attack: About 30 hostages still inside, sources say
“Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) — Fifty-nine dead. At least 175 injured. About 30 hostages still inside, as well as perhaps a dozen gunmen.”
I have not read this - any links? If true, the communist corruption of this regime continues to be exposed.
“Al-Shabaab, al Qaeda’s proxy in Somalia, claimed responsibility”
If only Kenya had reasonable gun controls. This will give President 0bama a new incentive to push for common sense gun laws.
Al Shabaab (The Youth) is an Al Qaeda offshoot which runs most of southern Somalia. Much of their leadership is from other countries. About two years ago the neighbors got tired of them. Ethiopia invaded from the west and Kenya invaded from the south. Even the UN propped up Somali government managed to make it a few miles out of Mogadishu, with the backing of thousands of foreign troops. Al Shabaab lost lots of territory and men. They haven’t forgotten or forgiven. Even though Kenya and Ethiopia have withdrawn Al Shabaab still holds a massive grudge and has resorted to a suicide terror campaign against Kenya and the government in Mogadishu.
Coming to a Mall near us in the not too distant future.