24 September 2013

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Kenya Mall Siege: Live Report

WELCOME TO AFP'S LIVE REPORT on the hostage situation at Nairobi's Westgate mall where Kenyan troops continue to battle Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants who launched a deadly attack on the complex four days ago. Sporadic shooting at the upmarket shopping centre broke out again at dawn Tuesday, hours after officials had claimed Kenyan troops were in "control" of the four-storey building where "one or two" militants are making a final stand, according to security sources. At least 62 shoppers and staff have been killed and close to 200 wounded in the siege, but concerns are high that the toll may yet rise with 63 recorded missing... [...]

Kenya mall siege: Live Report (via AFP)
1323 GMT: As the siege rumbles on many Kenyans have turned out to offer donations for troops involved in the operation, as well as blood donations for the wounded. East Africa journalist Hannah McNeish, who is in Nairobi, says on Twitter: "Volunteers…

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