Kenya Begins 3 Days Of National Mourning

Kenya_Mourning_2013Kenya has begun three days of national mourning following the end of the four-day siege by Islamist militants on Nairobi’s Westgate shopping centre.

President Uhuru Kenyatta said 72 people had died, including six security personnel and five militants.

Eleven people have been arrested in connection with the attack.

Al-Shabab, which claimed responsibility for the attack, said 137 hostages had died, but the statement cannot be verified.

As the clearing of the mall continues, the death toll is expected to rise.


Source: BBC