MSN is reporting that at least 39 people, including members of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, were killed during an attack at a major mall in Nairobi. Somalia’s Islamic extremist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack which has turned into a standoff. In addition to those who were killed, 150 people were injured in the attack.
The author writes:
“Foreigners were among the casualties. France’s president said that two French women were killed. Two Canadians were killed, including a diplomat, said the Canadian prime minister. Four American citizens were reported injured but not killed in the attack, the State Department said Saturday.”
The al-Shabab gunmen remain “holed up” in the mall. It is being reported that the gunmen asked victims if they were Muslim. If they said yes, then they were spared. If not, then they were killed.
This story is still developing.
Read more at MSN.