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Muslim terrorist kill 39 Kenyans

Posted by The Mindset on September 22, 2013

Islamic terrorist killed 39 people in a mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya.

“The gunmen told Muslims to stand up and leave. They were safe, and non-Muslims would be targeted,” said witness Elijah Kamau who was shopping in the mall.

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“They just came in and threw a grenade. We were running and they opened fire. They were shouting and firing,” said Jay Patel who was on an upper floor of the mall when the shooting began.

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta, speaking in a nationally televised address today, said that at least 39 people were killed and at least 150 others were injured in the terror attack.

According to a U.S. official, eight to 12 gunmen may have initiated their attack by dropping grenades from a second floor balcony of the Westgate Mall before opening fire.

There were 30 American citizens, including embassy personnel, in the mall at the time of the attack, but they have all been evacuated and are accounted for, the official said. The are no reports of deaths among Americans.

Three Americans have been reported injured and were at a local hospital, the official said.

An American citizen’s father has been killed, but the father was not an American citizen, according to the official.

The wife of a USAID Foreign Service National was also killed, the official said.

A local hospital was overwhelmed with the number of wounded being brought in hours after the attack, so they had to divert them to a second facility.

Initially it was believed the gang were armed robbers but it soon became clear the attackers were targeting non-Muslims.

“The gunmen told Muslims to stand up and leave. They were safe, and non-Muslims would be targeted,” said witness Elijah Kamau who was shopping in the mall.

State Department Deputy Spokeswoman Marie Harf said U.S. officials were closely monitoring the situation.

“We condemn this senseless act of violence that has resulted in death and injury for many innocent men, women, and children. Our condolences go out to the families and friends of all victims. We have reports of American citizens injured in the attack, and the U.S. Embassy is actively reaching out to provide assistance,” Harf said in a statement.

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