Nairobi

  • In Kenya, attackers used 'less is more' strategy 05-10-2013 09:40 PM

    Nairobi: Salim Massebellah had just reached the parking lot at Nairobi's premiere mall. Private guards inspected his trunk, then passed a mirror underneath his vehicle, checking for the exposed wires that would indicate a bomb. That was the weapon of choice of al-Shabab, the terrorist group Kenyans had been warned...
  • Kenya mall attack: CCTV image shows armed gunmen at the supermarket 05-10-2013 11:36 AM

    Fresh CCTV images of the Nairobi's Westgate Mall released by the Kenyan military show five armed gunmen walking around the supermarket. At least 71 people including 4 Indians were killed in the deadly attack by Somali terror outfit- al Shabaab. ...
  • Kenya mall attack: Shopkeepers allege troops stole valuables while saving people 01-10-2013 10:57 AM

    Jewellery cases smashed. Mobile phones ripped from displays. Cash registers emptied. Alcohol stocks plundered. For the second time in two months, poorly paid Kenyan security forces that moved in to control an emergency are being accused of robbing the very property they were supposed to protect. First the troops were...
  • Terrorists in Kenya mall used new tactic to spare some Muslims 29-09-2013 07:30 PM

    Nairobi: The turbaned gunmen who infiltrated Nairobi's Westgate mall arrived with a set of religious trivia questions. As terrified civilians hid in toilet stalls, behind mannequins, in ventilation shafts and underneath food court tables, the assailants began a high-stakes game of 20 Questions to separate Muslims from those they consider...
  • Indian-origin man killed in Kenya attack while saving children: report 28-09-2013 07:06 PM

    London: An Indian-origin Briton was among those killed in the terror attack on a mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi after he offered himself as a hostage to save a group of children. London-born Mitul Shah, 38, a marketing executive at Bidco Oil, an east African cooking oil company,...
  • Kenya widens mall attack probe, alert for UK 'White Widow' 27-09-2013 10:04 AM

    Nairobi:Interpol issued a wanted persons alert at Kenya's request on Thursday for a British woman who has been cited by British police as a possible suspect in the attack on a Nairobi shopping mall that killed at least 72 people. The alert was issued as Kenyan police broadened the investigation...
  • Kenya mall attack fallout: Security stepped up in malls, places of worship in India 27-09-2013 09:14 AM

    New Delhi: Security has been beefed up in cities across India in the wake of recent terror attack in a mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Over 60 people lost their lives. The police have stepped up security in malls and places of worship as a precautionary measure. In the backdrop of...
  • After Westgate mall, al-Shabaab group attacks Kenyan border town 26-09-2013 02:21 PM

    The same extremist group that took over a Nairobi mall attacked a security post near the Somali border on Thursday and killed two police officers, while promising the violence would continue until Kenyan troops were withdrawn from Somalia. The leader of the Somalia-based al-Shabaab, Ahmed Godane Shaykh Mukhtar Abu Zubayr,...
  • Kenya mall attack: Another Indian among those killed 26-09-2013 08:37 AM

    Jyotibala Dharmesh Vaya, from Junagadh Gujarat, was on Wednesday identified as a fourth Indian among the 61 killed in the Nairobi mall terror attack by Islamist terrorists. The external affairs ministry spokesperson tweeted that Vaya was a long term resident of Kenya. The terror attack on Westgate Shopping Mall by...
  • The Last Word: What are the critical lessons from Nairobi that India needs to urgently learn? 25-09-2013 10:30 PM

    Over 60 people including four Indians have died in the terror attack at an upscale shopping mall in Kenya's capital Nairobi. An al-Qaeda linked militant group Al Shabab has claimed the responsibility for the incident. ...
  • Kenya mall attack: Arrested Briton "not significant" to probe 25-09-2013 08:23 PM

    A British national arrested in Nairobi is "not of significant interest" to the investigation into the mall siege that killed at least 72 people, Britain's top diplomat in Kenya said on Wednesday. The Foreign Office in London confirmed the comment by British High Commissioner Christian Turner, which had appeared on...
  • Security guard helps Kerala-based family escape Nairobi mall attack 25-09-2013 03:22 PM

    An alert security guard proved saviour for a Keralite family at the terror-hit Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi by hiding them in a dark storeroom and guiding them to safety through an inner passage of the building. Recalling his harrowing experience, Jyothish, who was with his family at the mall,...
  • Kenya mall attack: Body of Sudarshan to be brought to Bangalore on Sep 26 25-09-2013 07:27 AM

    The body of Bangalore businessman Sudarshan B Nagraj, who was shot dead in Kenya's Westgate Mall terror attack, will be brought to the city on September 26, according to the victim's elder brother. "The 50-year-old's body will arrive on Thursday morning," Sudarshan's elder brother Ram Prasad told PTI. Prasad said...
  • Kenyan mall siege over: President 24-09-2013 11:42 PM

    Four days after terrorists siege to an upscale mall in the Kenyan capital city the bloodbath ended on Tuesday leaving 72 people dead, as President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the multi-agency team had defeated the attackers and "that part has been completed". In a televised national address, Kenyatta said five terrorists...
  • Kenya mall siege over, attackers defeated, says President Uhuru Kenyatta 24-09-2013 11:00 PM

    Nairobi:President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Tuesday that Kenya had defeated the militants who had attacked a Nairobi shopping mall and held out there for four days. The raid killed at least 67 civilians and security personnel, with more bodies still to be recovered. Five militants were killed and 11 were...
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  • Kenya mall attack: Bangalore man Sudarshan B Nagaraj among those killed 24-09-2013 02:19 PM

    Nairobi: One more Indian was killed during the Nairobi mall siege taking the total toll of Indians killed during the hostage crisis to three. The terror siege at the Westgate mall in Kenya's Nairobi continues for the fourth day now. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin confirmed that Bangalore-resident...
  • Kenya says all hostages freed in Nairobi mall siege, at least 62 dead 24-09-2013 08:30 AM

    Kenya said its security forces had taken control of the Nairobi shopping mall where Islamist fighters killed at least 62 people, and that police were doing a final sweep of shops early Tuesday after the last of the hostages had been rescued. There was an eerie silence outside the mall...
  • Kenya mall attack: 62 dead, Red Cross officials say 65 still missing 24-09-2013 07:54 AM

    Nairobi: The terror siege at the Westgate mall in Kenya's Nairobi continues for the fourth day now. At least 62 people have been killed including two Indians and ten people of Indian origin. Kenyan forces say three of the Al Shabaab terrorists are also dead. The Army claims it is...
  • Several Americans among terrorists who attacked Nairobi mall: Kenya official 24-09-2013 07:50 AM

    Kenya's foreign minister says "two or three Americans" and "one Brit" were among those who attacked a Nairobi shopping mall. More than 60 people have been killed in the assault on the upscale mall, which has lasted for three days. The foreign minister, Amina Mohamed, said in an interview with...
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  • Germany condemns attacks on Nairobi, Peshawar 23-09-2013 11:16 PM

    Condemning the recent attacks in Nairobi and Peshawar, Germany, on Friday, batted for strengthening cooperation with India and other like minded democracies to counter terrorism. German Ambassador Michael RPT Michael Steiner said while it is encouraging that the democracies think alike when it comes to terrorism, there is a need...
  • Germany condemns attacks on Nairobi, Peshawar 23-09-2013 11:16 PM

    Condemning the recent attacks in Nairobi and Peshawar, Germany, on Friday, batted for strengthening cooperation with India and other like minded democracies to counter terrorism. German Ambassador Michael RPT Michael Steiner said while it is encouraging that the democracies think alike when it comes to terrorism, there is a need...
  • Nairobi to Peshawar: Is this the new chilling face of 26/11 like global terror? 23-09-2013 11:11 PM

    The terror attack in Nairobi is still on with ten people still being held as hostage. 69 people have died so far in the attack and the fear of an increase in the death tolls persists while at least 60 died in Pakistan after two suicide bombers on Sunday morning...
  • News 360: 2 Indians among 69 people killed in Kenya mall attack 23-09-2013 09:07 PM

    The terror attack in Nairobi is still on with ten hostages still being held as hostage. The 2 Indians among 69 people have died so far in the attack and the fear of an increase in the death toll persists. ...
  • Final assault at Nairobi mall, death toll rises to 69 23-09-2013 08:53 PM

    Kenyan security forces on Monday stepped up their onslaught against the Al Qaeda-allied Al Shabaab gunmen to end a siege of Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi and free hostages held by the gunmen who on Saturday stormed into the popular mall frequented by wealthy Kenyans and expatriates in Nairobi. The...
  • Indian shot in Kenya mall for failing to answer query on Islam 23-09-2013 05:07 PM

    Abuja: An Indian man was shot when he failed to answer a question on Islam asked by Somalian militants who were holding hostages after killing 68 people at an upmarket mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. The heavily armed gunmen belonging to Al Qaeda-linked Somali militant group Al Shabaab,...
  • Nairobi mall siege to end soon: Kenyan military 23-09-2013 04:43 PM

    Nairobi: The terror attack in Nairobi is still on with ten hostages still being held as hostage. 69 people have died so far in the attack and the fear of an increase in the death toll persists. A CCTV footage of the attack that has been recovered from inside the...
  • Kenya mall attack: Death toll reaches 68, fresh gunfire heard 23-09-2013 09:11 AM

    Nairobi: Reports of fresh fresh gunfire came from inside the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, where siege continues for the third day. This came even as military authorities say the siege is close to an end. At least 68 people have been killed including two Indians and more than 175...
  • Kenya mall attack: Officials say siege may end soon, death toll 68 23-09-2013 07:55 AM

    Nairobi: More than 24 hours after the Al Shabaab terrorists stormed Nairobi's Westgate mall and fired at civilians, military authorities say the siege is close to an end. At least 68 people have been killed including two Indians and more than 175 injured. Hour on hour, casualties of the Nairobi...