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    20 people dead after gunfight in Kenyan shopping plaza.

    Gunmen attacked an upscale shopping mall in the Kenyan capital on Saturday, leading to a fierce gunbattle with police and leaving at least 20 people dead, the Kenyan Red Cross said.

    Fifty more people were wounded in the attack at the mall in Nairobi, said Abbas Gullet, head of the Kenyan Red Cross.

    The gunmen burst into the mall and shot indiscriminately, taking some people hostage, according to a senior Kenyan government source.


    It was unclear how many hostages the attackers took, but police are trying to negotiate for their release and retake the building, according to the source.





    At least 20 killed when gunmen attack Nairobi shopping mall - CNN.com
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: 20 people dead after gunfight in Kenyan shopping plaza.

    Yes, affiliates of the bastards working in Syria to destabilise things there as well.

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    Re: 20 people dead after gunfight in Kenyan shopping plaza.

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Yes, affiliates of the bastards working in Syria to destabilise things there as well.
    no evidence of that yet! This could just be the work of an armed gang.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: 20 people dead after gunfight in Kenyan shopping plaza.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Gunmen attacked an upscale shopping mall in the Kenyan capital on Saturday, leading to a fierce gunbattle with police and leaving at least 20 people dead, the Kenyan Red Cross said.

    Fifty more people were wounded in the attack at the mall in Nairobi, said Abbas Gullet, head of the Kenyan Red Cross.

    The gunmen burst into the mall and shot indiscriminately, taking some people hostage, according to a senior Kenyan government source.


    It was unclear how many hostages the attackers took, but police are trying to negotiate for their release and retake the building, according to the source.





    At least 20 killed when gunmen attack Nairobi shopping mall - CNN.com
    I'm not sure how one "likes" a post that is nothing but a factual report of a gun fight that led to 20 people being killed?

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    Re: 20 people dead after gunfight in Kenyan shopping plaza.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    no evidence of that yet! This could just be the work of an armed gang.

    "We are treating this as a terrorist attack," said police chief Benson Kibue, adding that there are likely no more than 10 attackers involved. Police did not say what group was responsible for the attack.

    Somali's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, vowed in late 2011 to carry out a large-scale attack in Nairobi in retaliation for Kenya sending troops into Somalia to fight the insurgents

    The gunmen announced that non-Muslims would be targeted, said Elijah Kamau, who was at the mall at the time of the midday attack.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...09-21-08-48-19
    Last edited by Montecresto; 09-21-13 at 03:14 PM.

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    Re: 20 people dead after gunfight in Kenyan shopping plaza.

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    I'm not sure how one "likes" a post that is nothing but a factual report of a gun fight that led to 20 people being killed?
    yeh odd one that...
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: 20 people dead after gunfight in Kenyan shopping plaza.

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    "We are treating this as a terrorist attack," said police chief Benson Kibue, adding that there are likely no more than 10 attackers involved. Police did not say what group was responsible for the attack.

    Somali's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, vowed in late 2011 to carry out a large-scale attack in Nairobi in retaliation for Kenya sending troops into Somalia to fight the insurgents

    The gunmen announced that non-Muslims would be targeted, said Elijah Kamau, who was at the mall at the time of the midday attack.

    News from The Associated Press
    thanks for the update.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: 20 people dead after gunfight in Kenyan shopping plaza.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    thanks for the update.
    No trouble.

    "The gunmen told Muslims to stand up and leave. They were safe, and non-Muslims would be targeted," he said.

    From the same AP article.

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    Re: 20 people dead after gunfight in Kenyan shopping plaza.

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    No trouble.

    "The gunmen told Muslims to stand up and leave. They were safe, and non-Muslims would be targeted," he said.

    From the same AP article.
    Somali militant group al-Shabab have claimed responsibilty it seems
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: 20 people dead after gunfight in Kenyan shopping plaza.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Somali militant group al-Shabab have claimed responsibilty it seems
    Aha, they were accused in the AP but not confirmed. Do you have the link for that?

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