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Kenya mall attack: president says armed forces will "neutralise" terrorists in siege

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Kenya mall attack: president says armed forces will "neutralise" terrorists in siege

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Kenya’s president has said he believes that security forces will soon be able to “neutralise the terrorists” who have taken over a Nairobi shopping mall, after killing at least 68 people.

Somali extremists, Al-Shabab, have claimed responsibility for the attack but President Uhuru Kenyatta said he wanted to “conclusively establish” who was behind it.

It’s believed the gunmen have hostages but it’s unclear how many.

At least three Britons have been killed and British Foreign Secretary, William Hague, said the number was likely to rise.

One French witness has described what happened to her friend, saying: “I know another French woman who was shot in the leg and is still in hospital. She was operated on yesterday. I don’t have any news about her, I don’t know how she is. She has two children who are eight and five years old, who were there and saw their mother being shot by terrorists. So we are all affected, we’ve never experienced anything like this before.”

Meanwhile, Kenyans have been queuing for hours to donate blood for the injured at three red Cross centres across the capital city.

The need for blood is rising as the casualty list grows.