Kenya

Kenyan Interior Minister: At Least 59 Killed in Nairobi Mall Attack

Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack

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At least 59 people were killed and 175 injured in Saturday's attack on a Nairobi shopping centre, the Kenyan interior minister has said.

Joe Lenku said 1,000 people had managed to escape from the Westgate centre after the assault by suspected al-Shabab militants.

He added that between 10 to 15 attackers were still in the building.

It is not known how many civilians remain trapped there—either as hostages or hiding from the militants.

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