Battle at Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya has ended

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Good afternoon:

O/T: The Washington Post just reported,

NAIROBI — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday night declared that the four-day-long siege of an upscale mall in the capital by Islamist militants has ended with the deaths of five militants and 11 in custody.

He announced three days of mourning for the more than 60 people killed in the attack, a death toll that is expected to rise with the recovery of more bodies from the mall, he said.

8 Responses to Battle at Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya has ended

  1. MDH says:

    Sad.

    Kenya is a beautiful country.

  2. lurker says:

    Good news, but, I suspect that this is not the end. Lots of ripple effects throughout Kenya. I also heard of a possibility that some of the terrorists may have changed clothes and escaped by posing as shoppers.

    • Trained Observer says:

      lurker — Wouldn’t be surprised on the terrorist as shopper disguise. The inevitable negative impact on tourism to Kenya will be one of the big, sad ripples.

  3. colin black says:

    Any reports if the two Women terrorists are amongst those captured?
    And if so is the white widow one of them .
    Hopefully the bitch is amongst the dead.

  4. Girlp says:

    So sad, I pray all of these attacks will end.

  5. Two sides to a story says:

    Prayers to all my friends in Nairobi, Muslim and Christian, and for the departed.

    Wow, three floors collapsed. It was a beautiful mall – I’m not much of a corporate shopper but it was an interesting commercial hub when I saw it three years ago.

    A pox on all terrorists.

  6. ay2z says:

    Yes, just saw this.

    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says security forces have finally defeated a small group of terrorists after four days in fighting at a Nairobi mall.

    In a televised address to the nation Tuesday, Kenyatta said, “We have ashamed and defeated our attackers.”

    He said the attack had left 240 casualties, including 61 dead civilians and six of his security forces. He said five terrorists were killed and another 11 suspects have been taken into custody.

    The president says three floors of the Westgate mall collapsed and that there are “several bodies still trapped in the rubble including the terrorists.”

    He declared three days of national mourning.

    In a related thought, the President of Turkey spoke to the UN Assembly this morning, and he stated that it is important to not distinguish , ‘our terrorists from your terrorists’. He said that all terrorism is an attack on humanity.

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