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Nairobi mall under terrorist somali al Shabaab attack.

Kenya-Mall-Attack Photo credit AP

Kenya-Mall-Attack Photo credit AP

Gunmen attacked a shopping mall in an upscale district of Nairobi on Saturday, killing roughly two dozen people in what is believed to be a targeted attack by extremists against non-Muslim Kenyans and Westerners in the area.

Kenyan police told the Daily Nation that at least 26 people died and more than 50 were injured in the attack, which was allegedly carried out by five to 10 gunmen with AK-47s and other sophisticated weapons. The Red Cross reports 30 dead, according to Easy FM radio.

The attack, which took place midafternoon, according to Kenya’s Daily Nation, began after gunmen tossed grenades and opened fire as panicking shoppers fled the building, some jumping down one story from the second floor of the mall to escape, witnesses told the paper. READ ARTICLE HERE