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Heavy and sustained gunfire from Kenyan mall under siege: witness

September 22, 2013

Onlookers stand along the road and look from a distance at Westgate Shopping Centre, where gunmen are holding hostages, in Nairobi September 22, 2013. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

(Reuters) – Heavy and sustained gunfire was heard from the Kenyan shopping mall where at least 68 people were killed in an attack by the Somali al Shabaab group, suggesting a possible assault by Kenyan security forces, a Reuters witness at the scene said.

Kenya’s military had earlier said on its Twitter feed that it was making every effort to bring the siege “to a speedy conclusion.”

Credit To:  Reuters / Duncan Miriri; Writing by James Macharia; Editing by Stacey Joyce

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/23/us-kenya-attack-gunfire-idUSBRE98M03820130923?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

 

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