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At Least 31 Dead In Kenya Shopping Mall Attack; Americans Among Scores Hurt

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September 21, 2013 AT 11:49 AM
Gunmen stormed a crowded shopping mall frequented by Westerners in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi in an apparent terror attack, leaving at least 11 dead. The U.S. State Department said American citizens were reportedly among the injured. The militant Islamic group al-Shabab, based in neighboring Somalia, claimed responsibility for the attack via Twitter, saying it was in retaliation "for the lives of innocent Muslims" killed by Kenyan forces leading an African Union offensive against al-Shabab.