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Al Shabaab threatens to kill hostages in Nairobi mall

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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-09-23

Al Shabaab Islamic militants on Monday threatened to kill hostages they were holding in the Nairobi shopping mall after Kenyan troops launched what could be a final assault. Follow the latest from the siege in Kenya on FRANCE 24's live blog.

  • Heavy gunfire was heard on Monday morning from the Nairobi shopping mall where al Shabaab militants are holding hostages, suggesting an assault by security forces is underway.
  • Kenya’s Defence Forces announced Sunday evening they were launching a "major" assault on the building in an effort to bring an end to a deadly siege that has so far claimed 68 lives.

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Date created : 2013-09-23

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