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Nairobi mall attack: Israeli forces join effort to end siege

Last Updated: Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 21:06

Zee Media Bureau/Himanshu Kapoor

Nairobi: As the standoff continues between the Kenyan security forces and the militants, who stormed the Nairobi mall on Saturday, the Israeli forces on Sunday have joined Kenyan efforts to end a deadly siege by the militants.

At least 59 people has been killed by the militants and 175 others wounded in the Saturday’s attack.

Meanwhile, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said that terror attack masterminds will be punished "swiftly, and indeed very painfully.”
According to reports, about 30 hostages are still being held inside the mall. The attack was staged by masked gunmen who entered the mall at 12:00 noon and started firing grenades.
Among the dead were two Indians, relative of the Kenyan president and also renowned Ghanaian poet and statesmen Kofi Awoonor.

First Published: Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 21:06
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