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Siege continues at Nairobi mall


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Siege continues at Nairobi mall

Thick smoke continued to billow out of the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, where Kenyan security officials said the siege was coming to and.

At least 62 people have been killed and 175 injured by the al-Shabaab militant group.

Kenya’s Vice President William Ruto, has given his reaction to the attack. His trial for crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court in The Hague has been suspended for a week so he could help with the situation at home.

“They work for the devil. We shall not relent, we shall sustain the work of keeping Kenya safe to protect ourselves and our prosperity. We will keep on being what we always have been; a tolerant, open, democratic and peaceful people. God bless you all and god bless our great country, Kenya.”

It remains unclear how many gunmen and hostages remain inside the Westgate mall, however it has been confirmed that a total of three militants have been killed.

Kenyan authorities have said the attackers are from “all over the world”.

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