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African Union Condemns Mall Shooting: September 21, 2013

African Union Condemns Mall Shooting: September 21, 2013

African Union condemns mall shooting: September 21, 2013

A four-day siege of a mall in Nairobi, Kenya, by the terrorist group al-Shabaab claimed the lives of at least seventy-two people and wounded upwards of 200. The Kenyan government came under fire for its response to the attack, with claims that Kenyan forces had looted the mall and that they lied about the deaths of the four attackers. According to a report released by the New York Police Department (NYPD), the forces sent in to end the siege had extended it by two days and had allowed the attackers to escape.

A Warning Before a Deadly Attack

In late 2011, the al-Shabaab terrorist organization threatened to carry out attacks in Kenya ...

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