Westgate shoppin maw shuitin

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Westgate shoppin maw shuitin
Smoke ower Westgate shoppin maw on 23 September 2013
Location Westlands, Nairobi,
Kenyae
Coordinates 1°15′25″S 36°48′12″E / 1.25694°S 36.80333°E / -1.25694; 36.80333
Date 21 September 2013 (2013-09-21)
~12:00–12:30 on 21–24 September (UTC+3)
Attack type Mass murther, shuitin
Weapon(s) AK-47s[1]
Grenades
Daiths 67
Injured 200[2]
Perpetrator  al-Shabaab

On 21 September 2013,[3] unidentified gunmen attacked the upscale Westgate shoppin maw in Nairobi, Kenyae. The attack, lastin frae 21 tae 24 September, resultit in 72 daiths, includin 61 ceevilians, sax Kenyan sauldiers an five attackers, accordin tae the Kenyan Preses Uhuru Kenyatta. Thay then held hostages an later engaged in gun battles wi Kenyan security forces. Ower 200 fowk wur an aa reportitly woondit in the mass shuitin.[4]

The Islamist groop Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the incident, which it characterised as retribution for the Kenyan militar's deployment in Somalie. Mony media ootlets an aa suspectit the insurgent groop's involvement in the attack based on earlier reprisal wairnins it haed issued in the wak o Operation Linda Nchi frae 2011 tae 2012.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Blair, Edmund. "Islamists claim gun attack on Nairobi mall, at least 39 dead". Reuters. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  2. "Kenyan military frees most hostages at mall". Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 19 February 2013. 
  3. "Nairobi attack: Kenya forces comb Westgate site". BBC. 
  4. "Nairobi attack: Kenya's President Kenyatta says siege over". BBC. 24 September 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2013.