The Nairobi mall siege is officially ended. During the four day stand-off between 16 members of the al-Shabaab Islamic terrorist group and Kenyan security forces, 67 people were killed, 5 terrorists are dead, and 11 terrorists are in custody. There were 240 casualties. Three floors of the mall have collapsed.
According to the Daily Mail,
Kenyan president says mall siege is OVER: Five terrorists dead and bodies trapped in the rubble after three storeys of shopping centre collapse in raid
- Total death toll now 72: 61 civilians, six security officers and five terrorists
- President Kenyatta says country has ‘ashamed and defeated’ its attackers
- Still at least three bodies in rubble and 11 alleged terrorists now in custody
- Four-day hostage crisis after Saturday’s attack on Nairobi shopping centre
Kenya’s President tonight announced that his country had ‘ashamed and defeated’ its attackers following the siege on a Nairobi mall that has left 61 civilians and six security officers dead.
Three floors of the Westgate shopping centre collapsed towards the end of the operation by security forces, five alleged terrorists have been killed and there were still at least three bodies in the rubble.
Uhuru Kenyatta – who also declared three days of national mourning – said: ‘Fellow Kenyans, we have been badly hurt and feel great pain and loss – but we have been brave, united and strong.’