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Islamic terrorists storm shopping mall in Kenya

An interior section of the Westgate Mall in

An interior section of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya that was heavily damaged in a days-long siege that included the collapse of part of the mall. (Sept. 27, 2013) Photo Credit: AP/NBCNews.com

Officials say lat least 67 people were killed after gunmen opened fire at an upscale mall in Kenya's capital city of Nairobi.

An interior section of the Westgate Mall in
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An interior section of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya that was heavily damaged in a days-long siege that included the collapse of part of the mall. (Sept. 27, 2013)

The collapsed Westgate shopping mall after the four-day
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The collapsed Westgate shopping mall after the four-day fighting between militants and security forces in Nairobi, Kenya. (Sept. 30, 2013)

The collapsed Westgate shopping mall shows a flooded
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The collapsed Westgate shopping mall shows a flooded coffee shop on the ground floor after the four-day fighting between militants and security forces in Nairobi, Kenya. (Sept. 30, 2013)

An unidentified man stands in midst of rubbles
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An unidentified man stands in midst of rubbles inside the collapsed Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. (Sept. 30, 2013)

Burned vehicles outside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi,
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Burned vehicles outside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. (Sept. 28, 2013)

The collapsed Westgate shopping mall after the four-day
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The collapsed Westgate shopping mall after the four-day fighting between militants and security forces in Nairobi, Kenya. (Sept. 30, 2013)

A flooded coffee shop on the ground level
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A flooded coffee shop on the ground level of the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya. (Sept. 30, 2013)

An unidentified man stands in midst of rubbles
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An unidentified man stands in midst of rubbles inside the collapsed Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. (Sept. 30, 2013)

The collapsed Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya.
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The collapsed Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. (Sept. 30, 2013)

Forensic investigators working on the ground floor of
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Forensic investigators working on the ground floor of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. (Sept. 27, 2013)

The FoneXpress computer shop on the ground floor
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The FoneXpress computer shop on the ground floor of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. (Sept. 28, 2013)

The Dormans coffee shop on the ground floor
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The Dormans coffee shop on the ground floor of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. (Sept. 28, 2013)

Civilians who had been hiding in Nairobi's Westgate
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Civilians who had been hiding in Nairobi's Westgate Mall during a gun battle hold their hands up as a precautionary measure before the police search them and lead them to safety. (Sept. 21, 2013)

Relatives carry a coffin during a funeral procession
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Relatives carry a coffin during a funeral procession for Selima Merali, 41, and her daughter Nuriana Merali, 15, who were killed in the Kenyan mall attack. (Sept. 25, 2013)

A relative mourns during a funeral service for
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A relative mourns during a funeral service for Selima Merali, 41, and her daughter Nuriana Merali, 15, who were killed in the attack by gunmen at the mall in Nairobi, Kenya. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Mary Italo cries at the city mortuary after
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Mary Italo cries at the city mortuary after finding the body of her 33-year-old son, who was killed in a terror attack in Nairobi, Kenya. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Mourners at a funeral service for Selima Merali,
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Mourners at a funeral service for Selima Merali, 41, and her daughter Nuriana Merali, 15, who were killed in the attack by gunmen at the Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Members of the Kenyan Sikh community come together
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Members of the Kenyan Sikh community come together in Nairobi to cremate a grandmother and son who were killed when terrorists stormed in the Nairobi Westgate shopping mall. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Members of the Kenyan Ismaili community come together
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Members of the Kenyan Ismaili community come together in Nairobi, Kenya to bury a mother and daughter who were shot when terrorists took over the Nairobi Westgate mall. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Members of the Kenyan Sikh community come together
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Members of the Kenyan Sikh community come together in Nairobi, Kenya to cremate a grandmother and son who were killed when terrorists took over the Nairobi Westgate shopping mall. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Alyaz Merali, 8, a Muslim boy who was
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Alyaz Merali, 8, a Muslim boy who was hit by two gunshots during the mall attack, takes part in the funeral procession for his mother, Selima Merali, 41, and sister Nuriana Merali, 15, who were both killed in the attack. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Members of the Kenyan Sikh community come together
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Members of the Kenyan Sikh community come together in Nairobi, Kenya to cremate a grandmother and son who were killed when terrorists took over the Nairobi Westgate mall. (Sept. 25, 2013)

A Kenyan official speaks to a person in
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A Kenyan official speaks to a person in a car outside the city mortuary were people arrive to identify their relatives in Nairobi, Kenya. The country is observing three days of national mourning following a four-day deadly siege of an upscale shopping mall by militants. (Sept. 25, 2013)

A photograph shows 35-year-old Abdulrazak Sheikh Ahmed after
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A photograph shows 35-year-old Abdulrazak Sheikh Ahmed after he was arrested by the Kenya police at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in connection with terror attack at Nairobi's Westgate mall. (Sept. 23, 2013)

A man reads the paper in Nairobi after
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A man reads the paper in Nairobi after Kenyan forces took back control of Westgate mall following a deadly four-day siege that left more than 60 people dead. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Ramesh Vaya, right, lights the funeral pyre of
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Ramesh Vaya, right, lights the funeral pyre of his wife Malti, who was fatally shot in the Westgate Mall attack, at her funeral at the Hindu Crematorium in Nairobi, Kenya. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Relatives of Johnny Mutinda Musango, 48, weep after
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Relatives of Johnny Mutinda Musango, 48, weep after identifying his body at the city morgue in Nairobi, Kenya. Musango was one of the victims of the Westgate Mall hostage siege. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Armed police leave the Westgate Mall in Nairobi,
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Armed police leave the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. The terrorists who took control of a Nairobi mall and held off Kenyan security forces for four days have been defeated after killing more than 60 people, said Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta announces that the siege
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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta announces that the siege of a Nairobi mall is over at a press conference. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Ann Gakii, left, reacts at the Nairobi City
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Ann Gakii, left, reacts at the Nairobi City Mortuary after identifying the body of her father, who was killed in the mall attack. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Families of victims react outside the Nairobi City
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Families of victims react outside the Nairobi City Mortuary in Kenya. (Sept. 24, 2013)

An injured soldier of Kenya Defence Forces is
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An injured soldier of Kenya Defence Forces is brought to the Oshwal Centre for medical treatment in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya authorities said Islamic extremist attackers remain inside the upscale Kenyan shopping mall, holding an unknown number of hostages. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Kenyan volunteers pour tea for a police officer
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Kenyan volunteers pour tea for a police officer near the Westgate shopping mall as an assault team continues with a rescue operation inside the mall building, where the hostage situation continues in Nairobi, Kenya. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Relatives gather at Nairobi City Mortuary after the
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Relatives gather at Nairobi City Mortuary after the mall attack in Kenya. Kenyan authorities said Islamic extremist attackers remain inside the upscale Kenyan shopping mall, holding an unknown number of hostages. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Groups of onlookers gather on a road looking
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Groups of onlookers gather on a road looking down over the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Multiple barrages of gunfire erupted Sunday morning from the upscale Kenyan mall where the hostage standoff with Islamic extremists continues. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Kenyan security personnel and journalists duck behind a
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Kenyan security personnel and journalists duck behind a vehicle as heavy gunfire erupts from the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Multiple large blasts have rocked the mall where a hostage siege is in its third day. (Sept. 23, 2013)

Relatives wait at the Nairobi City Mortuary after
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Relatives wait at the Nairobi City Mortuary after the mall attack in Kenya. Kenyan authorities said Islamic extremist attackers remain inside the upscale Kenyan shopping mall, holding an unknown number of hostages. (Sept. 22, 2013)

A Kenyan at Uhuru Park donating blood for
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A Kenyan at Uhuru Park donating blood for victims of the Westgate shopping mall terrorist attack in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenyan security forces were pushing to gain full control over a besieged Nairobi shopping mall, as gunshots were heard on the fourth day of battles with al-Qaida linked gunmen. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Kenyans arrive at Uhuru Park to donate blood
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Kenyans arrive at Uhuru Park to donate blood for victims of the Westgate shopping mall terrorist attack in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenyan security forces were pushing to gain full control over a besieged Nairobi shopping mall, as gunshots were heard on the fourth day of battles with al-Qaida linked gunmen. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Kenyan army soldiers with dogs patrol near the
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Kenyan army soldiers with dogs patrol near the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenyan security forces battled al-Qaida-linked terrorists in an upscale mall for a third day Monday in what they said was a final push to rescue the last few hostages in a siege that has left at least 62 people dead. (Sept. 24, 2013)

A television reporter makes a telephone call while
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A television reporter makes a telephone call while filming during a bout of heavy gunfire shortly after dawn, at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenyan security forces battled al-Qaida-linked terrorists in an upscale mall for a fourth day Tuesday in what they said was a final push to rescue the last few hostages in a siege that has left at least 62 people dead. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Relatives help a woman at the Nairobi City
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Relatives help a woman at the Nairobi City Mortuary after she identified the body of a victim of the Saturday attack at a mall. (Sept. 22, 2013)

A security officer helps a wounded woman outside
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A security officer helps a wounded woman outside the Westgate Mall after gunmen opened fire and threw grenades. (Sept. 21, 2013)

Trucks of soldiers from the Kenya Defense Forces
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Trucks of soldiers from the Kenya Defense Forces arrive after dawn outside the Westgate Mall. Kenyan authorities said Islamic extremist attackers remain inside the upscale Kenyan shopping mall, holding an unknown number of hostages, after killing and injuring scores of people in the attack. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Members of the Kenya Red Cross prepare for
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Members of the Kenya Red Cross prepare for another day where they anticipated high numbers of casualties, as the Kenya Defense Force made a concerted push to end the two-day siege at the Westgate shopping mall, where the hostage situation continues in Nairobi, Kenya. (Sept. 22, 2013)

A Kenyan police officer takes cover at the
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A Kenyan police officer takes cover at the Oshwal Centre adjacent to the Westgate shopping mall, where the hostage situation continues in Nairobi, Kenya. (Sept. 23, 2013)

Large number of troops from the Kenya Defense
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Large number of troops from the Kenya Defense Force arrive in the early hours of the morning to strengthen the already formidable numbers of troops available to deal with a siege at the Westgate shopping mall, where the hostage situation continues in Nairobi, Kenya. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Members of the Kenya Red Cross prepare for
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Members of the Kenya Red Cross prepare for another day with anticipated high numbers of casualties as a siege at the upscale Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, continues. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Medical supplies stand ready and waiting at the
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Medical supplies stand ready and waiting at the Oshwal Centre after the Kenya Defense Force announced that they intend to make a major push to end the siege at the Westgate shopping mall. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Kenyan police begin using patrol dogs in a
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Kenyan police begin using patrol dogs in a show of force and to sweep the immediate vicinity around the Westgate shopping mall for explosive devices after it was suggested that Al-Shabab, a terror group linked to al-Qaida, might have planted explosives nearby. (Sept. 22, 2013)

A young volunteer puts his gloves on in
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A young volunteer puts his gloves on in preparation for a busy day after the Kenya Defense Force announced it would make a significant push to end the tw- day siege at the Westgate shopping mall, where a hostage situation continues in Nairobi, Kenya. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Members of the Kenya Red Cross prepare for
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Members of the Kenya Red Cross prepare for another day with anticipated high numbers of casualties as the Kenya Defense Force made a concerted push to end the two-day siege at the Westgate shopping mall, where the hostage situation continues in Nairobi, Kenya. (Sept. 22, 2013)

A member of the Kenya Defens Force, who
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A member of the Kenya Defens Force, who was wounded after a gunfire exchange with the Al-Shabab militants, is carried to safety at the Westgate shopping mall, where the hostage situation continues in Nairobi, Kenya. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Armed police leave the Westgate Mall in Nairobi,
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Armed police leave the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Gunmen threw grenades and opened fire, killing at least 39 people in an attack targeting non-Muslims in Kenya's capital, a Red Cross official and witnesses said. (Sept. 21, 2013)

A woman who had been hiding during the
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A woman who had been hiding during the gun battle runs for cover after armed police, seen behind, enter the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Somali Islamic extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility and said the attack was retribution for Kenyan forces' 2011 push into Somalia. (Sept. 21, 2013)

People flee the Westgate shopping mall after shootings
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People flee the Westgate shopping mall after shootings in Nairobi, Kenya. Gunmen fired automatic weapons and threw grenades inside the upscale shopping mall, killing at least 39 people and injuring more than 50, the Kenyan Red Cross said. (Sept. 21, 2013)

An armed official stands guard outside a mall
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An armed official stands guard outside a mall after a shootout in Nairobi, Kenya. Witnesses said at least five gunmen — including at least one woman — first attacked an outdoor cafe at Nairobi's Westgate Mall, a shiny, new shopping center that hosts Nike, Adidas and Bose stores. (Sept. 21, 2013)

An officer stands guard outside the Westgate shopping
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An officer stands guard outside the Westgate shopping mall after a shootout in Nairobi, Kenya. The attack began shortly after noon with bursts of gunfire and grenades. Shoppers — expatriates and rich Kenyans — fled in any direction that might be safe: into back corners of stores, back service hallways and bank vaults. Over the next several hours, pockets of people poured out of the mall as undercover police moved in. Some of the wounded were moved out in shopping carts. (Sept. 21, 2013)

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