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Nairobi Mall Siege Ends after four days

Kenya Mall Attack

Kenya Mall Attack

In a television address on Tuesday night, President Uhuru Kenyatta confirmed the end of a standoff between Kenyan security forces and Islamist al-Shabab fighters at a mall in Nairobi. Five attackers were shot dead by troops and 11 suspects were in custody. Without accounting for bodies that may be buried in the rubble, Kenyatta said Tuesday that at least 61 civilians and six security officers had died in the attack, in addition to some 175 injured. President Kenyatta announced there would be three days of mourning.

The figures are difficult to verify. On Wednesday Somalia’s Shabab insurgents claimed via Twitter that 137 hostages had been killed, which would be more than people officially registered as missing.

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