3 Updates
Two terrorists killed, Nairobi mall toll 62: Kenya government (Third Lead)
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

Two terrorists killed, Nairobi mall toll 62: Kenya government (Third Lead)

Sep 23 2013, 9:54am CDT | by IANS

Nairobi, Sep 23 (IANS) Kenyan authorities Monday put the death toll in the Nairobi mall attack at 62 while declaring that two terrorists were killed and some hostages rescued in the latest fighting.

Nairobi, Sep 23 — Kenyan authorities Monday put the death toll in the Nairobi mall attack at 62 while declaring that two terrorists were killed and some hostages rescued in the latest fighting. The...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

43 weeks ago

Two terrorists killed, Nairobi mall toll 62: Kenya government (Third Lead)

Sep 23 2013, 9:54am CDT | by IANS

Nairobi, Sep 23 (IANS) Kenyan authorities Monday put the death toll in the Nairobi mall attack at 62 while declaring that two terrorists were killed and some hostages rescued in the latest fighting.

Nairobi, Sep 23 — Kenyan authorities Monday put the death toll in the Nairobi mall attack at 62 while declaring that two terrorists were killed and some hostages rescued in the latest fighting.

The Kenyan interior ministry said 62 people have been confirmed dead since the Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab militants stormed Nairobi's upscale Westgate shopping mall Saturday.

The Kenyan Red Cross Society (KRCS) had earlier put the death toll at 69.

Two of the 10 to 15 militants holding hostages in the mall were shot dead in the fierce fighting to rescue the victims.

Meanwhile, Kenyan police said they have managed to rescue some of the hostages.

Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo said security forces were trying to gain access from the rooftop of the Westgate shopping mall.

"Thumbs up to our multi-agency team, we have just managed to rescue some hostages. We are increasingly gaining advantage of the attackers," Kimaiyo said via his Twitter account.

"As we intensify our operations, we urge the public to stay away from Westgate and its environs for their own safety," he added, as ambulances were seen rushing to the mall.

Thick smoke was seen billowing Monday amid loud explosions at the mall on the third day of the tense standoff between security forces and Al-Shabaab militants.

Explosions were heard from inside the mall where hostages are believed to be held by their captors.

The insurgents from Somalia have claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was revenge for a cross-border incursion by Kenyan soldiers into southern Somalia in October 2011.

So far, apart from two Indians confirmed dead, two French nationals, two Canadians, three Britons, one Chinese and one Ghanaian are among those who lost their lives in the attack.

In New Delhi, officials named two of the Indians killed as Sridhar Natarajan, 40, from Tamil Nadu and an employee of a local pharmaceutical firm Harley's Limited, and Paramshu Jain, eight, the son of Manoj Jain, the branch manager of Industrial Area Branch, Bank of Baroda (Kenya Limited).

Natarajan's wife Manjula Sridhar was injured in the attack. The mother and sister of Paramshu - Mukta Jain, 38, and Poorvi Jain, 12 - were also wounded.

The fourth injured is Natarajan Ramachandran, an employee of Flamingo Duty Free, Nairobi, according to official sources.

According to a report in the guardian.com, another Indian was shot when he failed to answer a question on Islam posed by a heavily armed gunman.

Joshua Hakim, who was in the mall, said that the gunmen spoke in Swahili for Muslims to identify themselves and leave.

Hakim covered the Christian name on his ID with his thumb and approached one of the attackers. He showed the plastic card.

"They told me to go. Then an Indian man came forward and they said, 'What is the name of Muhammad's mother?' When he couldn't answer they just shot him," he said.

It was not clear from the media report whether the Indian was injured or fatally shot.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
3

5 weeks ago

Gunmen spare Muslims during Kenya slaughter

Jun 16 2014 11:02am CDT | Source: WND

Nairobi Hit By Two explosions
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Dozens of extremists attacked a Kenyan coastal town for hours, killing those who couldn’t answer questions about Islam and those who didn’t know the Somali language, officials and witnesses said Monday. At least 48 people were killed and two hotels were set on fire. The assault in Mpeketoni began Sunday night as residents watched World Cup matches on TV and lasted until early Monday, with little resistance put up by Kenya’s security forces. Car ...
Source: WND  Full article at: WND
 

 
Update
2

7 weeks ago

Commencement Thoughts for Class of 2014

May 29 2014 3:34pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Will.I.Am Performs Live In Sydney
You, the class of 2014, have spent your college years exploring new fields, creating work that pushes boundaries, even setting new records. While you have been creating your own legacy, you've also joined your school's tradition (which means that you can officially start complaining that the new entering class isn't as cool as you were). You are part of a tradition that many consider fragile indeed. This is the tradition of American liberal learning that prizes skill ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Tourists evacuated as typhoon Matmo approaches
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) A total of 1,477 tourists on an island in east China's Zhejiang province were evacuated as typhoon Matmo approached, officials said Wednesday.
 
 
How to make your kids eat veggies
New York, July 23 (IANS) Do you find it hard to make your kids eat vegetables? Then do not tell them vegetables are good for them as children are less likely to eat healthy foods when they hear about their benefits, says a study.
 
 
Impulsive behaviour linked to brain connectivity
London, July 23 (IANS) In what could help better understand behavioural problems and social adaptation difficulties in children, researchers have found that patterns of brain connectivity are linked with impulsive behaviour.
 
 
Age increases belief in love at first sight
London, July 23 (IANS) Love at first sight is not the sole property of the young. As you age, you are more likely to believe in love at first sight, an interesting study reveals.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

OPEC daily basket price closes higher
Vienna, July 23 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) stood at $105.74 a barrel Tuesday, against $105.07 Monday, according to the OPEC Secretariat. The new...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Tourists evacuated as typhoon Matmo approaches
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) A total of 1,477 tourists on an island in east China's Zhejiang province were evacuated as typhoon Matmo approached, officials said Wednesday. The tourists on Nanji Island boarded 14 additional...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Katie Price regrets love tattoos
Los Angeles, July 23 (IANS) Former model Katie Price has revealed that she regrets having the names of her ex-lovers tattooed on her body. The 36-year-old is haunted by the tattoos that she got while she was married...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
How to make your kids eat veggies
New York, July 23 (IANS) Do you find it hard to make your kids eat vegetables? Then do not tell them vegetables are good for them as children are less likely to eat healthy foods when they hear about their benefits,...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Impulsive behaviour linked to brain connectivity
London, July 23 (IANS) In what could help better understand behavioural problems and social adaptation difficulties in children, researchers have found that patterns of brain connectivity are linked with impulsive...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Austrian cyclist starts 'coast-to-coast' one-man race in Russia
Vladivostok (Russia), July 23 (IANS) Austrian extreme cyclist Wolfgang Fasching started one-man race Wednesday from Vladivostok via Moscow to St. Petersburg in an attempt to cover 10,000 kilometres in 24 days. The...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Vitamin D deficiency increases schizophrenia risk
London, July 23 (IANS) Individuals with Vitamin D deficiency are twice as likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia as compared to those who have sufficient levels of the vitamin, says a study. The skin naturally...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Age increases belief in love at first sight
London, July 23 (IANS) Love at first sight is not the sole property of the young. As you age, you are more likely to believe in love at first sight, an interesting study reveals. Those who are middle-aged are 46...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Richard Gere romancing brunette
Richard Gere has sparked speculation he has a new girlfriend. The 'Pretty Woman' actor had been romancing 'Top Chef' host Padma Lakshmi for the last few months, but he was seen holding hands with a brunette who was ''...
Read more on Celebrity Balla