Nairobi Kenya Shopping Mall Attack: Muslim Gunmen Target Christians, 59 Killed Over 175 Injured

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Sept 21, 2013 – Nairobi Kenya Shopping Mall Attack Update: “Muslim Terrorists Target Christians, 59 Killed, Over 175 Injured”- Witnesses

The death toll of the attack that happened at a shopping mall in Nairobi Kenya in the early hours of today has claimed 59 people.

Few days to the attack, a Somali terrorist sect, Al Shabaab had threatened to strike Westgate shopping mall, a popular shopping center for expatriates in Kenya.

The gunmen opened fire on shoppers killing over 59. The initial 15 death toll reported has increased to 59.

Sources and survivors of the attack said about 5 Muslim terrorists stormed the shopping mall and started shooting those they perceived to be Christians.

A source who claims she came head to head with the attacker was wearing Hijab but the attacker left her and started shooting others beside her.

“It was a terrible scene I have ever seen in my life. I thought today will be the end of my life” – said the anonymous witness.

Another witness said the terrorists gathered all the hostages together and started calling out the Muslims to recite a quranic verse and anyone that couldn’t recite it were either killed of pull aside into a group.

A survivor said he was shot by a man who looked Somali.  Some shoppers ran up stairs and escalators and hid around the mall’s cinema complex. Police found another terrified group hiding in a toilet on the first floor.

At least two dozen wounded were wheeled out on stretchers and shopping trolleys. Many of the victims had multiple light wounds, apparently from flying debris. Other walked out, some with bloodied clothing wrapped around wounds.

The Kenyan Red Cross told Reuters at least 59 had been killed and more casualties were still inside the complex.

“The casualties are many, and that’s only what we have on the outside,” Kenya Red Cross Society Secretary General Abbas Guled said. “Inside there are even more casualties and shooting is still going on.”

“I personally touched the eyes of four people and they were dead. One of them was a child,” said one former British soldier at the scene.
Police cordoned off the roads surrounding the mall in central Nairobi’s Westlands neighborhood.

Satpal Singh, who was in another cafe on the mall’s top floor said he ran downstairs when he heard the gunfire and was shot at near the mall’s main exit.

“A Somali guy shot at me. The guy who shot me was carrying a rifle, an AK-47,” 36-year-old Singh said.

What a tragic loss! May the souls of the victims rest in peace.

Check out few photos from Nairobi Kenya shopping mall attack below;

 

11 thoughts on “Nairobi Kenya Shopping Mall Attack: Muslim Gunmen Target Christians, 59 Killed Over 175 Injured

  1. Nigeria govermrnt is taking boko haram play. imagine boko haram killed 40 trained ingeria army. if our security those not work very fast boko haram will atart likewise kenya op’s. just take 5 boko haram to a place there is crownd and shoot people like the one of apo quater in abuja. as an intellegence SIO. Nigeria army, NAVY,AIRFOCE,SSS AND NIA ARE MONEY MOUTH AGENTS THEY SHOULD SACK THEM.BRING IN THE MOSSAD OR CIA VERY URGENT

  2. Nigeria govermrnt is taking boko haram play. imagine boko haram killed 40 trained nigeria army. if our security do not work fast boko haram will begin kenya op’s.they will go 2 a crownd and shoot people like the one of kenya shopping mall and apo quaters in abuja. as an intellegence SIO. Nigeria army, NAVY,AIRFOCE,SSS AND NIA ARE MONEY MOUTH AGENTS THEY SHOULD SACK THEM.BRING IN THE MOSSAD OR CIA VERY URGENT

  3. Rip to the deceased. I believe both Muslim and Christians were killed in this attack. How can those crazy Jihadists identify muslims from christians?
    Now I need a muslim who can prove to me this religion is peacefuL
    On Sept 11, Muslims terrorists were behind the attack, the boko haram people in my country today are muslim.
    the people who killed innocent people in Phillipines few days ago are muslims
    What about iraq and afghanistan, all those suicide bombers are muslims

    CAN A RIGHT THINKING MUSLIM NOW PROVE TO THE WHOLE WORLD HOW ISLAM IS A RELIGION OF PEACE?

  4. if christian countrys like america,canada,mexico,brazil,argentina,germany,spain,france,swedeen,portugal,russia,australlia come together they wil wipe out all the muslim countrys but christianity is all about love and islam is the opposit. period

  5. My heart breaks for the victims and their families. It’s always sad to see innocent people hurt by terrorists. Seriously, for what? I couldn’t fathom the very ideal that drives these terrorists to do such horrible thing.

  6. i don,t think muslems all over d world know d true meaning of peace. if not they wouldn,t cal their blood thitsty religion a religion of peace

  7. I’m a Kenyan,
    All religions are religions of peace. I think we should not get divided by this criminals or terrorists. Because in doing so they will have managed to win this war on terror. They are just like any other robbers who kill and steal and they still claim they are very much into their faith.

  8. I am a kenyan and we are mourning.It is of importance to note that no religion in the world preaches violence or killing of children and women as happened at westgate..Muslims, Christians ,Hindus and all other religions agree that life is sacred and divine and should be protected not wasted or ruthlessly snatched…Can we all stop insulting Muslims..even in Christianity, we have people who are thugs and murderers.
    As we mourn,we as Kenyans will not demonise Islam because we know better..We know that only cowards will hide under a religion to terrorise.

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