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  • Kenyan Mall Massacre Off duty SAS soldier with handgun saves 100 lives

    09/23/2013 6:03:51 PM PDT · by exbrit · 43 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 9/23/13 | David Bentley, David Williams
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  • Britons caught in crossfire as masked gunmen slaughter 43 in Kenyan mall and terrorists blog attack

    09/22/2013 4:38:55 AM PDT · by BCW · 15 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 21 SEP 2013 | Ellie Buchdahl, Stuart Woledge, Abul Taher and William Turvill
    British nationals were last night ‘undoubtedly’ caught in the terrorist atrocity in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, which has left at least 43 people dead and 200 injured at a shopping centre, said Foreign Secretary William Hague. It has now been claimed the terrorist organisation responsible for the horror was Tweeting updates while it carried out its attack on the Westlands Shopping Centre earlier today. Mr Hague said a British rapid deployment consular team was on its way to Kenya and the Government will chair an emergency Cobra committee meeting. But he could not confirm if any British nationals were killed...
  • Kenya Westgate mall hostage standoff continues; 59 dead so far, minister says

    09/22/2013 5:07:45 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 78 replies
    CBS ^ | September 22, 2013, 6:58 AM | CBS/AP
    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...
  • Islam Strikes Again, Kills Innocents Because They Were Not Muslim

    09/21/2013 7:11:05 PM PDT · by LD Jackson · 11 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 09/21/13 | LD Jackson
    I suppose this post may qualify me as being an Islamaphobe. Since radical Islam goes out of its way to declare how they aren't radical and are the religion of peace, I just can't help but point out how false that is. It's just tragic that so many people have to die for us to learn that rhetoric for the lie it is. Kenya is the latest hot spot for radical Islam to perform its random acts of kindness murder. Thanks to Doug Ross for the tip. Fox News - The Al Qaeda-linked Somali militant group al-Shabab is claiming...
  • Two Canadians, including diplomat, killed in mall terrorist attack in Kenya

    09/21/2013 5:12:59 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 26 replies ^ | Published: September 21, 2013, 7:45 pm
    NAIROBI, Kenya — Two Canadians, including a diplomat, were killed alongside at least 37 others in a terrorist attack in a shopping mall in Kenya, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office said Saturday in a release. “Canada condemns in the strongest possible terms this cowardly, hateful act that apparently targeted innocent civilians who were simply out shopping,” said Harper ine a statement issued early Saturday evening.The Canadian diplomat killed in the attack was identified by the government as Annemarie Desloges, who was posted to the Canadian High Commission as a liaison officer with the Canada Border Services Agency. The other Canadian...
  • Gunmen storm Nairobi Mall, 15 killed

    09/21/2013 7:16:16 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 17 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 9/21/13 | Edmund Blair and Goran Tomasevic
    Gunmen stormed a shopping mall in Nairobi on Saturday killing at least 15 people in what Kenya's government said might be a terrorist attack, and sending scores fleeing into shops, a cinema and onto the streets in search of safety. Sporadic gun shots could be heard hours after the assault started as soldiers surrounded the mall and police combed the building, hunting down the attackers shop by shop. Some local television stations reported hostages had been taken, but there was no official confirmation.
  • Gunmen Storm Nairobi Mall, at Least 25 Killed (On scene photos by Reuters)

    09/21/2013 11:23:36 AM PDT · by kristinn · 78 replies
    Reuters ^ | Saturday, September 21, 2013
    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...
  • Witness: Kenya mall attackers target non-Muslims

    09/21/2013 7:28:56 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 38 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 9/21/13 | JASON STRAZIUSO
    Gunmen threw grenades and opened fire Saturday killing at least 10 people in an attack targeting non-Muslims at an upscale mall in Kenya's capital that was hosting a children's day event, witnesses said. 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. Elijah Kamau, who was at the mall at the time of the midday attack, said that the gunmen made a declaration that non-Muslims would be targeted. "The gunmen told Muslims to stand up and leave. They were safe, and non-Muslims...
  • 31 people dead in hostage standoff at Nairobi mall (36 hostages still held by Al Qaeda linked group)

    09/21/2013 1:23:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept 21, 2013 | Michael Martinez. Faith Karimi and Zain Verjee, CNN
    There are 31 people confirmed dead in Saturday's attack at a Nairobi shopping mall, the Kenya National Disaster Operation Centre tweeted. "Bodies in the lobby area and ground floor to be removed," the organization added. Several hours after the assault began, Al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-linked militant group based in Somalia, claimed responsibility for the bloodshed. There were also 100 people injured, the official said. As darkness fell in Nairobi, authorities said as many as 36 hostages are still being held by the gunmen in the mall... Americans were also injured in the attack, said Deputy State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf. But...
  • 'All Muslims leave...we only want to kill non-Muslims': Gunmen massacre at least 30 in Kenyan mall

    09/21/2013 11:48:06 AM PDT · by matt04 · 97 replies
    Kenyan police and soldiers have pinned down the remaining gunmen who opened fire at a shopping centre earlier today, killing 30 and leaving at least 50 others injured. A security source at the scene in the capital Nairobi confirmed moments ago the attackers have been isolated. The source said: 'The attackers have been isolated and are pinned down in an area on one of the floors - the rest of the mall seems to be secure.' No-one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but it is looking increasingly likely the Somalia terrorist group al-Shabaab may be responsible. A statement released...
  • At least five killed in Nairobi shopping mall (terrorist) gun attack

    09/21/2013 6:07:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 21, 2013 | Edmund Blair
    Prolonged bursts of gunfire inside mall Witnesses say incident an attack, not robbery Some blasts may be from grenades, they say At least five people were killed when gunmen burst into a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on Saturday and opened fire, witnesses said. Police helicopters circled overhead as armed police shouted "get out, get out", and scores of shoppers fled the building. Smoke poured out of one entrance and witnesses said they heard grenade blasts. Others said they saw about five armed assailants storm the Westgate shopping mall and that the incident appeared to be an...
  • Zarqawi-Linked Groups Enter Kenya

    06/10/2005 3:23:44 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 5 replies · 393+ views
    Security authorities in Kenya are on high alert following information that members of two Islamist militant groups, al-Ittihad al-Islamiyya and al-Takfir wal-Hijra, may have already entered the country. According to a report in the Kenyan East African Standard [], both organizations are linked with Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi and are held to be responsible for last month's attempt on the life of the Somali Prime Minister. One of the above groups, al-Ittihad al-Islamiyya, was set up during the 1980s by a group of Muslim clerics seeking to establish an Islamic state in Somalia. The group took on an overtly militant form...
  • Kenya: Security Alert (Kenya on high terror alert after assassination attempt)

    06/06/2005 1:24:38 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 4 replies · 370+ views
    After making an attempt on the life of Somalia PM, the terrorists are said to have moved into Kenya and intelligence officers are following leads to their capture. Kenya's security forces are on high alert following information that two groups linked to terror mastermind Osama bin Laden may have entered the country. The two terror groups, Al-Itthad-al-Islamiya and Al-Takfir W'al Hijra are linked to Mr Musab al Zarqawi, a close ally of bin Laden. Kenyas' security apparatus, say sources, has information to the effect that Zarqawi previously had terror cells in both Kenya and Somalia. Zarqawis' Kenyan link is suspected...
  • Terror suspects held in Kenya

    02/21/2005 1:01:17 PM PST · by Dog · 17 replies · 460+ views
    News24 ^ | Feb 21 2005
    Nairobi - Kenyan authorities have arrested three men with alleged links to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks in the east African nation, a senior police official said on Monday. The trio - a Sudanese national and two Kenyans - were detained on Saturday in northeast Kenya near the border with lawless Somalia and transferred to Nairobi for questioning by anti-terrorism police, the official said."We are holding one Sudanese and two Kenyans on suspicion of involvement in terrorism activities," the official said, suggesting that Kenya may have been tipped to the threesome's alleged activity by foreign...
  • Why a Village Well Is a Weapon in the War on Terror

    05/01/2004 5:52:38 AM PDT · by billorites · 1 replies · 96+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 30, 2004 | Marc Lacey
    IYU, Kenya - Why this particular fishing village, among the hundreds along the East African coast, may soon receive a new well, courtesy of the Pentagon, is no secret.It is not because the people here have to walk long distances and brave harsh temperatures for the limited drinking water available on Pate Island, although they do. No, the United States Central Command is concerned more with the loyalties of the people of Siyu than their thirst.From remote Siyu, investigators say, the bombing of a Mombasa hotel that catered to Israeli tourists, and the simultaneous failed attempt to shoot down an...
  • 24 al-Qaeda suspects held in Kenya, Somalia

    11/30/2003 7:12:38 AM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 154+ views
    The Times of India ^ | November 30 2003 | Associated Press
    NAIROBI : Kenyan authorities have arrested more than two dozen suspects wanted for two al-Qaeda attacks, including some sought by the US , a senior government official has said. The suspects, including several alleged masterminds, were accused of taking part in the 1998 car bombing of the US Embassy in Nairobi and the November 2002 attack on a coastal hotel in Mombasa , National Security Minister Christopher Murungaru told the independent East African Standard newspaper. Most of the suspects were foreigners and were rounded up by Kenyan authorities and foreign security agencies in a recent anti-terror operation, Murungaru told the...
  • Unguarded Ports Aid al-Qaida in Kenya

    11/29/2003 11:46:50 AM PST · by Pikamax · 1 replies · 95+ views
    AP ^ | 11/28/03 | MATTHEW ROSENBERG
    AP: Unguarded Ports Aid al-Qaida in Kenya By MATTHEW ROSENBERG Associated Press Writer November 28, 2003, 6:50 AM EST MOMBASA, Kenya -- Wooden dhows sail into Mombasa's centuries old port every day, unloading everything from smuggled baby formula to illegal weapons -- all under the eyes of police and customs officers bribed not to notice, Kenyan and U.S. officials told The Associated Press. Nearly all the contraband comes from neighboring Somalia, a lawless country where al-Qaida operatives procured missiles and explosives that were smuggled by sea into Mombasa and used in twin attacks on Israeli targets a year ago Friday,...
  • U.N. Report: al-Qaida Trained in Somalia

    11/04/2003 4:18:58 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 2 replies · 54+ views
    AP ^ | 11-04-03 | ANDREW ENGLAND
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Al-Qaida operatives who attacked a hotel and plane in Kenya trained, plotted and obtained weapons in neighboring Somalia, a U.N. report says, lending support to U.S. concerns the lawless Horn of Africa nation could be a haven for terrorists.The draft report, obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, details how an al-Qaida cell trained in Mogadishu in November 2001, smuggled surface-to-air missiles from Somalia to Kenya in August 2002, then fled back to Somalia after attacking a Kenyan resort hotel and an Israeli charter aircraft on Nov. 28.Twelve Kenyans and three Israeli tourists were killed when at...
  • U.N. Report, Obtained by AP, Says Al-Qaida Terrorists Trained and Bought Weapons in Somalia

    11/04/2003 6:51:51 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 111+ views
    TBO ^ | 11/4/03 | Andrew England
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Al-Qaida terrorists who attacked a Kenyan resort hotel and an Israeli-owned airliner last year, plotted the attacks and obtained their weapons in neighboring Somalia and were able to hide out in the Horn of African nation afterward, a draft U.N. report concluded. At least four of the terrorists remain in Somalia, the report by a U.N.-appointed panel of experts said. The panel "has also learned of recent attempts by extremist groups to procure explosives on the Mogadishu arms market, as well as ongoing militia training in the use of explosives," said the report, a copy of...
  • AP: Al-Qaida planned to attack embassy

    10/24/2003 11:25:23 AM PDT · by freeperfromnj · 9 replies · 109+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 10/24/2003, 1:42 p.m. ET | MATTHEW ROSENBERG
    <p>NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Al-Qaida operatives planned to simultaneously drive a car bomb and fly a small plane laden with explosives into the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi in June, according to a Kenyan police account of the interrogation of a terror suspect.</p>