KC resident among suspects in Kenya mall attack
(CNN) — Gunmen opened fire inside an upscale shopping mall in the Kenyan capital on Saturday, witnesses said. Killing almost 70 people, and injuring hundreds of men, women, and children.
Those hundreds injured in Saturday’s attack at a Nairobi, Kenya, shopping mall “range in age from as young as 2 years old to as old as 78,” the Kenya National Disaster Operation Centre said.
Al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-linked militant group based in Somalia, through its Twitter account has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.
The names of nine people listed on a since-shuttered Twitter account are among the hostage-takers at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, sources within the terror group Al-Shabaab told CNN. Three of the alleged attackers are from the United States; specifically Saint Paul, Minnesota, Minneapolis, and Kansas City, Missouri. Two are from Somalia and there is one each from Canada, Finland, Kenya and the United Kingdom, according to the list.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta vowed late Saturday to hold those behind the deadly attack at a Nairobi, Kenya mall accountable.