Take Two for September 23, 2013

An update on the Nairobi mall terrorist attack

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Kenyan soldiers take cover after heavy gunfire near Westgate mall in Nairobi on September 23, 2013. Kenyan Defence troops remain inside the mall, in a standoff with Somali militants after they laid siege to the shopping centre shooting and throwing grenades as they entered. Somali Shebab militants on September 23 threatened to kill hostages they are holding in the Nairobi shopping mall as Kenyan troops move to end their siege.

In Nairobi, officials are still trying to get a handle on a terrorist attack in a local mall there. Masked gunmen stormed into the upscale Westgate mall on Saturday, firing shots at civilians.

At last count 62 people have died, and the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabab group in Somalia has claimed responsibility for the attack.

For the latest we are joined by Heidi Vogt of the Wall Street Journal.


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