Two Indians killed in Kenya mall shooting

Sun Sep 22 2013, 10:13 hrs
Two Indians, including an 8-year-old boy, were among those killed in the attack by armed terrorists on an upscale mall in Nairobi in Kenya. (Reuters)
Two Indians, including an 8-year-old boy, were among those killed in the attack by armed terrorists on an upscale mall in Nairobi in Kenya. (Reuters)
While one of the victims 40-year-old Sridhar Natarajan was working with a pharma firm, the boy Paramshu Jain was the son of a manager of the local Bank of Baroda branch, spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs said. (Reuters)
While one of the victims 40-year-old Sridhar Natarajan was working with a pharma firm, the boy Paramshu Jain was the son of a manager of the local Bank of Baroda branch, spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs said. (Reuters)
Security helps people outside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya after gunmen threw grenades and opened fire during an attack that left multiple dead and dozens wounded. (AP)
Security helps people outside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya after gunmen threw grenades and opened fire during an attack that left multiple dead and dozens wounded. (AP)
Four Indians, including two women and a girl, were injured in the attack and are receiving medical treatment, the spokesperson said. (Reuters)
Four Indians, including two women and a girl, were injured in the attack and are receiving medical treatment, the spokesperson said. (Reuters)
India's mission in Nairboi is in touch with the families of the deceased, the spokesperson said. (Reuters)
India's mission in Nairboi is in touch with the families of the deceased, the spokesperson said. (Reuters)
Masked gunmen stormed a packed upmarket shopping mall in Nairobi today, killing 30 people and wounding dozens more in a massacre claimed by Somalia's Al Qaeda-inspired Shebab rebels. (Reuters)
Masked gunmen stormed a packed upmarket shopping mall in Nairobi today, killing 30 people and wounding dozens more in a massacre claimed by Somalia's Al Qaeda-inspired Shebab rebels. (Reuters)
The rebels said the carnage was in direct retaliation for Kenya's military intervention in Somalia, where African Union troops are battling the Islamists. (Reuters)
The rebels said the carnage was in direct retaliation for Kenya's military intervention in Somalia, where African Union troops are battling the Islamists. (Reuters)
"The Mujahideen entered #Westgate Mall today at around noon and are still inside the mall, fighting the #KenyanKuffar (infidels) inside their own turf," the group said on Twitter. (AP)
"The Mujahideen entered #Westgate Mall today at around noon and are still inside the mall, fighting the #KenyanKuffar (infidels) inside their own turf," the group said on Twitter. (AP)
A security source said police and soldiers had finally "pinned down" the gunmen after hours of fierce gunbattles and painstaking evacuations, with police going shop to shop to secure the Westgate shopping mall. (AP)
A security source said police and soldiers had finally "pinned down" the gunmen after hours of fierce gunbattles and painstaking evacuations, with police going shop to shop to secure the Westgate shopping mall. (AP)
"The attackers have been isolated and are pinned down in an area on one of the floors. The rest of the mall seems to be secure," the source said at the scene. (AP)
"The attackers have been isolated and are pinned down in an area on one of the floors. The rest of the mall seems to be secure," the source said at the scene. (AP)
Senior police sources described the attackers as a well-organised "terror gang" numbering around 10. The mall, popular with wealthy Kenyans and expatriates and part Israeli-owned, was packed with around 1,000 shoppers when it was besieged at midday. (AP)
Senior police sources described the attackers as a well-organised "terror gang" numbering around 10. The mall, popular with wealthy Kenyans and expatriates and part Israeli-owned, was packed with around 1,000 shoppers when it was besieged at midday. (AP)
The Shebab tweet said the group's warnings over Kenya's military presence in Somalia had been ignored. (AP)
The Shebab tweet said the group's warnings over Kenya's military presence in Somalia had been ignored. (AP)
Shebab "on numerous occasions warned the Kenyan government that failure to remove its forces from Somalia would have severe consequences," it said. (AP)
Shebab "on numerous occasions warned the Kenyan government that failure to remove its forces from Somalia would have severe consequences," it said. (AP)
"The Kenyan government, however, turned a deaf ear to our repeated warnings and continued to massacre innocent Muslims in Somalia #Westgate," the group tweeted via its @HSM_Press account. (AP)
"The Kenyan government, however, turned a deaf ear to our repeated warnings and continued to massacre innocent Muslims in Somalia #Westgate," the group tweeted via its @HSM_Press account. (AP)
"The attack at #WestgateMall is just a very tiny fraction of what Muslims in Somalia experience at the hands of Kenyan invaders," it said. (AP)
"The attack at #WestgateMall is just a very tiny fraction of what Muslims in Somalia experience at the hands of Kenyan invaders," it said. (AP)
Kenyan forces entered Somalia two years ago to fight the Shebab, and remain in the country as part of an African Union force that is supporting Somalia's internationally backed government. (AP)
Kenyan forces entered Somalia two years ago to fight the Shebab, and remain in the country as part of an African Union force that is supporting Somalia's internationally backed government. (AP)

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