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Monday, September 23, 2013


Some witnesses said the militants told Muslims to leave and said non-Muslims would be targeted.

A British man, who fears for his family members trapped inside, old BBC News about the agonising wait outside
"They came and said: 'If you are Muslim, stand up. We've come to rescue you'," said Elijah Lamau.

He said the Muslims left with their hands up, and then the gunmen shot two people.

US President Barack Obama called President Kenyatta on Sunday to express condolences and reiterate "US support for Kenya's efforts to bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice".

The wife of an American working for the US Agency for International Development was killed, US officials said.

Prominent Ghanaian poet Kofi Awoonor - who was attending a literary festival in Nairobi - also died, as did a Chinese woman.

Security experts are reported to have warned that the Israeli-owned complex was in danger of being subjected to a terror attack.

Al-Shabab, which is part of the al-Qaeda network, has repeatedly threatened attacks on Kenyan soil if Nairobi did not pull its troops out of Somalia.

This is one of the worst incidents in Kenya since the attack on the US embassy in August 1998.

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