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Terrorists storm mall in Nairobi with grenades and open firing, killing 39 while injuring more than 150, Kenya

Sunday morning at Nairobi’s most popular high end mall visit became a nightmare for the Kenyans as well as the foreigners. All the five gunmen were strapped with grenades, wielding machine guns and AK-47 rifles. According to the witnesses the attackers started open firing which resulted in the death of 39 people on the spot, whereas more than 150 are reported to be seriously injured. This included all young and the old Kenyans and also foreigners. Even after 12 hours of the attack, all those who managed to escape, did escape, but the gunmen were successful in holding up a huge number inside the mall. For a long time the terrorists were battling with Kenyan forces.
Further confirming the fact that it was a terrorist attack, one of the Al-Qaeda links a Somali terrorist left numerous tweets on his Twitter post, in which he confirmed that the attack was to show their opposition towards all those Kenyan troops that were send to Somalia to fight.
‘For long we have waged war against the Kenyans in our land, it’s time that we shift the battleground and take the war to their land’ the terrorist tweeted. The tourism industry is Kenya’s second largest source of foreign exchange and so many Western aid agencies and businesses are based in the country. The terrorists had always targeted buses, bus stations or churches. But this would be the first time that they have succeeded in targeting one of those places that is frequently a known place for the wealthy Kenyans and foreigners. Kiran Kidwai – International Desk, NMTV

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