Nairobi

  • Kenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack 9 minutes ago

    Nairobi, Kenya: Relatives of the dead, survivors and shop owners converged outside Nairobi's Westgate Mall on Sunday, lighting candles and laying flowers in memory of those killed a year ago when four gunmen stormed the upscale mall. The attack killed 67 people and left Kenya's capital unsettled for days as militants...
  • Somalia's al Shabaab name new leader after US strike, warn of revenge September 7, 2014

    Mogadishu, Somalia: The Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab confirmed on Saturday that its leader Ahmed Godane had been killed in a US air strike this week and named a new leader, promising "great distress" to its enemies. US forces struck Godane's encampment in south-central Somalia with Hellfire missiles and laser-guided...
  • Shooting reported in violence hit Kenyan coastal region July 6, 2014

    Nairobi: Shooting was reported in Kenya's coastal district of Lamu, the same area where some 60 people were massacred last month, authorities said. Kenya's National Disaster Operations Centre said in a brief statement on Saturday on Twitter that gunfire broke out in the trading centre of Hindi near the town...
  • Shebab claim new attack in Kenya, police say at least 10 dead June 17, 2014

    Nairobi: At least 10 people have been killed in a new overnight attack near Kenya's coast, police said on Tuesday, with Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels claiming responsibility. Police said gunmen, apparently part of the same group that massacred close to 50 people in the town of Mpeketoni overnight Sunday, attacked a...
  • In Kenya, attackers used 'less is more' strategy October 5, 2013

    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 October 5, 2013

    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 October 1, 2013

    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 accused...
  • Terrorists in Kenya mall used new tactic to spare some Muslims September 29, 2013

    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 September 28, 2013

    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, tried...
  • Kenya widens mall attack probe, alert for UK 'White Widow' September 27, 2013

    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 into...
  • Kenya mall attack fallout: Security stepped up in malls, places of worship in India September 27, 2013

    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 September 26, 2013

    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, warned...
  • Kenya mall attack: Another Indian among those killed September 26, 2013

    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 Somalia-based...
  • The Last Word: What are the critical lessons from Nairobi that India needs to urgently learn? September 25, 2013

    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 September 25, 2013

    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 media...
  • Security guard helps Kerala-based family escape Nairobi mall attack September 25, 2013

    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, told...
  • Kenya mall attack: Body of Sudarshan to be brought to Bangalore on Sep 26 September 25, 2013

    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 the family...
  • Kenyan mall siege over: President September 24, 2013

    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 were...
  • Kenya mall siege over, attackers defeated, says President Uhuru Kenyatta September 24, 2013

    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 now...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 25, 2013

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  • Kenya mall attack: Bangalore man Sudarshan B Nagaraj among those killed September 24, 2013

    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 Sudarshan...
  • Kenya says all hostages freed in Nairobi mall siege, at least 62 dead September 24, 2013

    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 after...
  • Kenya mall attack: 62 dead, Red Cross officials say 65 still missing September 25, 2013

    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 September 24, 2013

    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 PBS'...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 23, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Germany condemns attacks on Nairobi, Peshawar September 23, 2013

    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 for...
  • Germany condemns attacks on Nairobi, Peshawar September 23, 2013

    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 for...
  • Nairobi to Peshawar: Is this the new chilling face of 26/11 like global terror? September 23, 2013

    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 September 23, 2013

    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 September 23, 2013

    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 final...