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  • Norwegian suspect named as Kenya mall gunman

    10/18/2013 5:35:17 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies
    A Norwegian citizen of Somali origin is suspected of being one of the attackers who stormed a Kenyan shopping mall last month massacring 67 people, the BBC said. Related Stories Norwegian citizen possibly involved in Kenya mall attack: Norway Reuters Kenya Westgate probe still has many questions AFP Oslo probes if Norwegian involved in Kenya mall attack AFP Charred bodies from Kenya mall 'highly likely' to be gunmen: lawmaker Reuters Norwegian-Somali ID'd as Kenya mall attacker Associated Press The 23-year-old was named as Hassan Abdi Dhuhulow, who the BBC said is suspected of helping to plan and carry out the...
  • Fresh CCTV footage shows brutality of Westgate attackers

    10/17/2013 8:37:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    CCTV, BBC ^ | 17 October 2013
    New CCTV footage has emerged from the siege at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, shedding more light on the brutality of the attackers. The silent footage is from 21 September - the first day of what turned into a four-day nightmare for many of those trapped inside. It depicts the terrified reactions among shoppers at the moment the gunmen first went on the attack.
  • Blame game over Westgate attack (Terrorist attack in Kenya)

    09/27/2013 6:18:07 AM PDT · by spetznaz · 8 replies
    Daily Nation ^ | 27 September 2013 | Nation Team
    Rivalry among security agencies and lack of clear command lines badly affected the response to the terrorist attack on the Westgate Mall, the Nation has established. Jurisdictional differences appear to have extended to blame games among security agencies, as Kenya recovers from its worst terror attack since the 1998 bombing of the Embassy of the United States of America in Nairobi. Various units of the Kenya Police and the Kenya Defence Forces played key roles in the rescue operation after a band of terrorists linked to Somalia-based Al-Shabaab attacked the shopping mall on Saturday and killed dozens before holding an...
  • Interpol Releases Arrest Notice for 'White Widow' for Westgate Massacre

    09/26/2013 5:22:31 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Peace ^ | 9-26-2013 | Mary Chastain
    Interpol has issued an arrest warrant for British national Samantha Lewthwaite, also knows as the “White Widow.” Kenya requested the warrant, claiming she is a danger to the world. The international law enforcement agency sent the red alert to 190 countries, notifying officials it is a priority to pass along any information on her whereabouts. ********************* Lewthwaite is suspected of being part of the Westgate Mall massacre in Nairobi, Kenya. On September 21, 10 to 15 al-Shabaab jihadists stormed the mall and said they wanted to murder all non-Muslims. They lined up men, women, and children and quizzed them over...
  • 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...
  • 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...