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A section of the Westgate Mall complex collapsed in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Gunmen attack mall in Kenya

Gunmen stormed a crowded shopping mall frequented by Westerners in a brazen midday attack

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A section of the Westgate Mall complex collapsed in Nairobi, Kenya.

A section of the Westgate Mall complex collapsed in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta pays tribute to his nephew Mbugua Mwangi and his fiancee Rosemary Wahito at their funeral service in Nairobi, Kenya, Friday Sept. 27, 2013. Mwangi and Wahito died in the the Westgate Mall attack. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
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Image: Death Toll in Kenyan Seige Expected To Rise

NAIROBI, KENYA - SEPTEMBER 26: In this handout photo provided by the Kenyan Presidential Press Service, The remains of cars and other debris can be seen in a general view photographed from the rooftop, of the parking lot outside the Westgate Mall on September 26, 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya. The country is observing three days of national mourning as security forces begin the task of clearing and securing the Westgate shopping mall following a four-day siege by militants. (Photo by Kenyan Presidential Press Service via Getty Images)
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epa03883121 Mary Italo (R) cries as a friend (L) comforts her after finding the body of her 33-year-old son who was killed in a terror attack at the city mortuary in Nairobi, Kenya, 25 September 2013. Kenya has begun three days of national mourning on 25 September following the end of the four day fighting with Islamist militants who took over the Nairobi's upscale Westgate shopping mall. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta announced on 24 September that 67 people, including 6 security personnel were killed during the siege. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA
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Image: Kenya Begins Three Days Of National Morning Following The Westgate Shopping Mall Attack

NAIROBI, KENYA, - SEPTEMBER 25: 8-year-old Alyaz Merali, a muslim boy who received two gunshot wounds during the attack by gunmen at the Westgate Shopping Centre, takes part in the funeral procession for his mother, Selima Merali (41) and sister Nuriana Merali (15), who were both killed in the attack, on September 25, 2013. in Nairobi, Kenya. The country is observing three days of national mourning as security forces begin the task of clearing and securing the Westgate shopping mall following a four-day siege by militants. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
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NAIROBI, KENYA, - SEPTEMBER 25: Relatives carry a coffin during a funeral procession for Selima Merali (41) and her daughter Nuriana Merali (15), who were killed in the attack by gunmen at the Westgate Shopping Centre, on September 25, 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya. The country is observing three days of national mourning as security forces begin the task of clearing and securing the Westgate shopping mall following a four-day siege by militants. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
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epa03883446 Members of the Kenyan Sikh community come together in Nairobi, Kenya, 25 September 2013 to cremate a grandmother and son who were killed when terrorists took over the Nairobi Westgate shopping Mall. Investigators from several countries were aiding Kenya on 25 September 2013 to piece together the evidence from the Westgate mall attack that has left at least 67 people dead. The country is marking the first of three days of mourning, with flags being flown at half mast. Somber, religious and nationalist music was being played on television stations to a backdrop of scenes of rescue from the attack. EPA/KABIR DHANJI
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Catholic nuns pray near the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Sept. 25 2013. Gunshots rang out from the upscale mall Wednesday morning, the day after the president declared an end to a four-day siege by Islamic militants. (AP Photo/ Jerome Delay)
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Relatives of Johnny Mutinda Musango, 48, weep after identifying his body at the city morgue in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday Sept. 24 2013. Musango was one of the victims of the Westgate Mall hostage siege. Kenyan security forces were still combing the Mall on the fourth day of the siege by al-Qaida-linked terrorists. (AP Photo/ Jerome Delay)
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Ramesh Vaya, center, is comforted by family members after lighting the funeral pyre for his wife Malti, who was shot dead in the attack on the Westgate Mall, at her funeral at the Hindu Crematorium in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. Ramesh and his brother both lost their wives in the attack. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says security forces have finally defeated a small group of terrorists after four days of fighting at the Nairobi mall. (AP Photo/Kate Holt)
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Kenyan soldiers move in formation as smoke rises in the background, clearing the top floor balcony and interior of Westgate Mall on September 24, 2013. Kenyan Defence troops remain inside the Westgate mall, in a standoff with Somali militants after they laid siege to the shopping centre shooting and throwing grenades as they entered. AFP PHOTO/Carl de SouzaCARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images
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Kenya Defence Forces soldiers take their position at the Westgate shopping centre, on the fourth day since militants stormed into the mall, in Nairobi September 24, 2013. Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group said on Tuesday there were "countless dead bodies" in the Westgate shopping centre as security forces searched for militants still holed up in the complex after a weekend attack that authorities say killed 62 people. REUTERS/Noor Khamis (KENYA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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Kenyan Defense Forces leave the near vicinity of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi Kenya Monday Sept. 23 2013. Multiple large blasts have rocked the mall where a hostage siege is in its third day. Associated Press reporters on the scene heard multiple blasts and a barrage of gunfire. Security forces have been attempting to rescue an unknown number of hostages inside the mall held by al-Qaida-linked terrorists. (AP Photo/ Jerome Delay)
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A Kenyan TV presenter stands in front of smoke rising from Westgate Mall on September 23, 2013. Kenyan security forces were locked in a fierce, final battle with Somali Islamist gunmen inside an upmarket Nairobi shopping mall on September 23 as huge explosions and a barrage of heavy gunfire echoed out of the complex. Thick black smoke billowed for several hours from the Westgate mall as Kenyan officials said the more than two-day-long siege -- in which the gunmen have massacred at least 62 people and taken dozens more hostage -- was close to being resolved. AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZACARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images
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Image: Police officers take cover following a string of explosions from Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi, during the third day of a stand-off between Kenyan security forces and gunmen inside the building

Police officers take cover following a string of explosions from Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi, during the third day of a stand off between Kenyan security forces and gunmen inside the building September 23, 2013. Powerful explosions sent thick smoke billowing from the Nairobi mall where militants from Somalia's al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab group threatened to kill hostages on the third day of a raid in which at least 59 have already died. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola (KENYA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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A Kenya Army helicopter flies behind a plume of black smoke billowing from the Westgate Mall, following large explosions and heavy gunfire, in Nairobi, Kenya Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. Four large blasts rocked Kenya's Westgate Mall on Monday, sending large plumes of smoke over an upscale suburb as Kenyan military forces sought to rescue an unknown number of hostages held by al-Qaida-linked militants. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
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Kenyan security personnel wave at bystanders to take cover as heavy gunfire erupts from the Westgate Mall, on Sept. 23.

Kenyan security personnel wave at bystanders to take cover as heavy gunfire erupts from the Westgate Mall, on Sept. 23.
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Image: Kenya Defence Forces soldiers take cover behind walls near the Westgate shopping centre after an exchange of gunfire inside the mall in Nairobi

Kenya Defence Forces soldiers take cover behind walls near the Westgate shopping centre after an exchange of gunfire inside the mall in Nairobi September 23, 2013. Thick smoke poured from the besieged Nairobi mall where Kenyan officials said their forces were closing in on Islamists holding hostages on Monday, three days after a raid by Somalia's al Shabaab killed at least 62 people. It remained unclear how many gunmen and hostages were still cornered in the Westgate shopping centre, two hours after a series of loud explosions and gunfire were followed by a plume of black smoke, that grew in volume from one part of the complex. REUTERS/Noor Khamis (KENYA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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Image: A KDF armoured military vehicle drives from the Westgate shopping centre after an exchange of gunfire inside the mall in Nairobi

A Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) armoured military vehicle drives from the Westgate shopping centre after an exchange of gunfire inside the mall in Nairobi September 23, 2013. Thick smoke poured from the besieged Nairobi mall where Kenyan officials said their forces were closing in on Islamists holding hostages on Monday, three days after a raid by Somalia's al Shabaab killed at least 62 people. It remained unclear how many gunmen and hostages were still cornered in the Westgate shopping centre, two hours after a series of loud explosions and gunfire were followed by a plume of black smoke, that grew in volume from one part of the complex. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya (KENYA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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Volunteers from the asian-community run for cover on September 23, 2013, after hearing a volley of gunshots at the scene of a siegeof an upmarket shopping mall by al-shebab, Somalia based al-Qaeda linked terror network. Atleast 69 are confirmed dead and 63 recorded in an ongoing hostile take-over of the prestigious Westgate shopping mall that has been claimed by the shebab whose operatives have been engaged in heavy exchanges with a combined force of Kenya's defence forces an elite police units. AFP PHOTO/Tony KARUMBATONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images
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Kenyan security personnel and journalists duck behind a vehicle as heavy gunfire erupts from the Westgate Mall in Nairobi Kenya Monday Sept. 23 2013. Multiple large blasts have rocked the mall where a hostage siege is in its third day. Associated Press reporters on the scene heard multiple blasts and a barrage of gunfire. Security forces have been attempting to rescue an unknown number of hostages inside the mall held by al-Qaida-linked terrorists. (AP Photo/ Jerome Delay)
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A Kenyan police officer mans on September 23, 2013 the entrance of a building in the vicinity of the beseiged Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi from where a column of smoke rises following a loud explosion. Kenyan security forces were locked in a fierce, final battle with Somali Islamist gunmen inside the upmarket mall on September 23 as huge explosions and a barrage of heavy gunfire echoed out of the complex. A thick cloud of black smoke billowed out from the Westgate mall as Kenyan officials said the 50-hour-long siege -- which has seen the gunmen massacre at least 62 people and take dozens more hostage -- was close to being resolved. Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents have claimed the attack, which began midday on September 21, when the gunmen marched into the complex, firing grenades and automatic weapons and sending panicked shoppers fleeing. AFP PHOTO / TONY KARUMBATONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images
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Heavy smoke rises from the Westgate Mall in Nairobi Kenya Monday Sept. 23 2013. Multiple large blasts have rocked the mall where a hostage siege is in its third day. Associated Press reporters on the scene heard multiple blasts and a barrage of gunfire. Security forces have been attempting to rescue an unknown number of hostages inside the mall held by al-Qaida-linked terrorists. (AP Photo/ Jerome Delay)
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Volunteers from the asian-community and a police officer run for cover on September 23, 2013 after hearing a volley of gunshots at the scene of a siegeof an upmarket shopping mall by al-shebab, Somalia based al-Qaeda linked terror network. Atleast 69 are confirmed dead and 63 recorded in an ongoing hostile take-over of the prestigious Westgate shopping mall that has been claimed by the shebab whose operatives have been engaged in heavy exchanges with a combined force of Kenya's defence forces an elite police units. AFP PHOTO/Tony KARUMBATONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images
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A Kenyan police security officer takes cover as heavy smoke rises from the Westgate Mall in Nairobi Kenya Monday Sept. 23 2013. Multiple large blasts have rocked the mall where a hostage siege is in its third day. Associated Press reporters on the scene heard multiple blasts and a barrage of gunfire. Security forces have been attempting to rescue an unknown number of hostages inside the mall held by al-Qaida-linked terrorists. (AP Photo/ Jerome Delay)
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A paramedic runs for cover outside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi after heavy shooting started Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. Kenya's military launched a major operation at the upscale Nairobi mall and said it had rescued "most" of the hostages being held captive by al-Qaida-linked militants during the standoff. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)
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TOPSHOTS Kenyan soldiers take cover after heavy gunfire near Westgate mall in Nairobi on September 23, 2013. Kenyan Defence troops remain inside the mall, in a standoff with Somali militants after they laid siege to the shopping centre shooting and throwing grenades as they entered. Somali Shebab militants on September 23 threatened to kill hostages they are holding in the Nairobi shopping mall as Kenyan troops move to end their siege. AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZACARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images
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Medics take cover behind a large tree as gunfire and explosions are heard from the Westgate Mall in Nairobi Kenya Monday Sept. 23 2013. Multiple large blasts have rocked the mall where a hostage siege is in its third day. Associated Press reporters on the scene heard multiple blasts and a barrage of gunfire. Security forces have been attempting to rescue an unknown number of hostages inside the mall held by al-Qaida-linked terrorists. (AP Photo/ Jerome Delay)
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A Kenyan security officer takes cover as gunfire and explosions are heard from the Westgate Mall in Nairobi Kenya Monday Sept. 23 2013. Multiple large blasts have rocked the mall where a hostage siege is in its third day. Associated Press reporters on the scene heard multiple blasts and a barrage of gunfire. Security forces have been attempting to rescue an unknown number of hostages inside the mall held by al-Qaida-linked terrorists. (AP Photo/ Jerome Delay)
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Stephen, center, who lost his father in Saturday's attack at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, is comforted by relatives as he waits for the post mortem exam at the city morgue Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. Islamic extremist gunmen lobbed grenades and fired assault rifles inside Nairobi's top mall Saturday, killing dozens and wounding over a hundred in the attack. Early Monday morning gunmen remained holed up inside the mall with an unknown number of hostages. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
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Image: Kenya's President Kenyatta addresses the nation on the Westgate shopping mall attack in the capital Nairobi

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses the nation on the Westgate shopping mall attack in the capital Nairobi September 22, 2013. Islamist militants were holed up with hostages on Sunday at the shopping mall in Nairobi, where at least 59 people have been killed in an attack by the al Shabaab group that opposes Kenya's participation in a peacekeeping mission in neighbouring Somalia. A volley of gunfire lasting about 30 seconds interrupted a stalemate of several hours, a Reuters witness said, speaking from near the Westgate shopping centre that has several Israeli-owned outlets and is frequented by expatriates and Kenyans. REUTERS/Stringer (KENYA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS PROFILE)
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epa03879093 Kenya Defense Forces soldiers arrive at the Oshwal Centre now serving as a makeshift medical centre adjacent to the Westgate shopping mall, where the hostage situation continues in Nairobi, Kenya, 22 September 2013. The number of people killed in an al-Qaeda-linked attack on an upmarket Nairobi shopping mall has risen to 59, the Interior Ministry said. More than 1,000 people were rescued from the mall after militants of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab entered the mall on 21 September and opened fire on shoppers, injuring at least 300 people. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA
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Image: A child runs to safety as armed police hunt gunmen who went on a shooting spree at Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi

A child runs to safety as armed police hunt gunmen who went on a shooting spree at Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi September 21, 2013. The gunmen stormed a shopping mall in Nairobi on Saturday killing at least 20 people in what Kenya's government said could be a terrorist attack, and sending scores fleeing into shops, a cinema and onto the streets in search of safety. Sporadic gun shots could be heard hours after the assault started as soldiers surrounded the mall and police and soldiers combed the building, hunting down the attackers shop by shop. Some local television stations reported hostages had been taken, but there was no official confirmation. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (KENYA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST)
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Image: Women carrying children run for safety as armed police hunt gunmen who went on a shooting spree in Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi

Women carrying children run for safety as armed police hunt gunmen who went on a shooting spree in Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi September 21, 2013. The gunmen stormed the shopping mall in Nairobi on Saturday killing at least 15 people in what Kenya's government said might be a terrorist attack, and sending scores fleeing into shops, a cinema and onto the streets in search of safety. Sporadic gun shots could be heard hours after the assault started as soldiers surrounded the mall and police combed the building, hunting down the attackers shop by shop. Some local television stations reported hostages had been taken, but there was no official confirmation. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (KENYA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
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Image: Armed police guide a woman carrying a child to safety as they hunt gunmen who went on a shooting spree at Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi

Armed police guide a woman carrying a child to safety as they hunt gunmen who went on a shooting spree at Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi, September 21, 2013. The gunmen stormed the shopping mall in Nairobi on Saturday killing at least 20 people in what Kenya's government said could be a terrorist attack, and sending scores fleeing into shops, a cinema and onto the streets in search of safety. Sporadic gun shots could be heard hours after the assault started as soldiers surrounded the mall and police and soldiers combed the building, hunting down the attackers shop by shop. Some local television stations reported hostages had been taken, but there was no official confirmation. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (KENYA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST)
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epa03880486 A picture issued 23 September 2013 shows armed men holding their guns at the ready while moving forward on a corridor inside the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, 21 September 2013. Kenyan security forces managed to rescue more hostages overnight, a top police chief stated 23 September 2013. More than 1,000 people were rescued from the mall after militants of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab had entered the center on 21 September and opened fire on shoppers, injuring at least 300 people. The death toll has risen to 69, while 63 people are still missing, the Red Cross says. EPA/KABIR DHANJI
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A wounded woman is helped to safety after masked gunmen stormed an upmarket mall and sprayed gunfire on shoppers and staff, killing at least six on September 21, 2013 in Nairobi. The Gunmen have taken at least seven hostages, police and security guards told an AFP reporter at the scene. AFP PHOTO/SIMON MAINASIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images
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Rescue team members wait at the entrance of the Westgate Mall on September 21, 2013 in Nairobi, to rescue hostages. Kenyan troops were locked in a fierce firefight with Somali militants inside an upmarket Nairobi shopping mall on September 22 in a final push to end a siege that has left at least 59 dead and some 200 wounded with an unknown number of hostages still being held. Somalia's Al Qaeda-inspired Shebab rebels said the carnage at the part Israeli-owned complex mall was in retaliation for Kenya's military intervention in Somalia, where African Union troops are battling the Islamists. AFP PHOTO JAMES QUEST James Quest/AFP/Getty Images
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Civilians who had been hiding inside during the gun battle manage to flee from the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Gunmen threw grenades and opened fire Saturday, killing at least 22 people in an attack targeting non-Muslims at an upscale mall in Kenya's capital that was hosting a children's day event, a Red Cross official and witnesses said. (AP Photo/Jonathan Kalan)
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An image grab taken from AFP TV shows military forces taking position inside a shopping mall following an attack by masked gunmen in Nairobi on September 21, 2013. Masked attackers stormed the packed upmarket shopping mall in Nairobi, spraying gunfire and killing at least 59 people and wounding 175 before holing themselves up in the complex. AFP PHOTO/AFPTV/NICHOLE SOBECKINichole Sobecki/AFP/Getty Images
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TOPSHOTS Injured people receive assistance from bypassers after masked gunmen stormed an upmarket mall and sprayed gunfire on shoppers and staff, killing at least thirteen on September 21, 2013 in Nairobi. The Gunmen have taken at least seven hostages, police and security guards told an AFP reporter at the scene. AFP PHOTO/SIMON MAINASIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images
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epa03879794 A photograph dated 21 September 2013 and made available on 23 September shows an unidentified foreign national (R) being attended by an ambulance worker after he was injured in attacks inside the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. The number of people killed in an al-Qaeda-linked attack on an upmarket Nairobi shopping mall has risen to 59 on 22 September, the Interior Ministry said. More than 1,000 people were rescued from the mall after militants of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab entered the mall on 21 September and opened fire on shoppers, injuring at least 300 people. EPA/STR
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An image grab taken from AFP TV shows military forces taking position inside a shopping mall following an attack by masked gunmen in Nairobi on September 21, 2013. Masked attackers stormed the packed upmarket shopping mall in Nairobi, spraying gunfire and killing at least 59 people and wounding 175 before holing themselves up in the complex. AFP PHOTO/AFPTV/NICHOLE SOBECKINichole Sobecki/AFP/Getty Images
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Image: Civilians escape an area at the Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi

Civilians escape an area at the Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi September 21, 2013. Gunmen stormed the shopping mall in Nairobi on Saturday killing at least 20 people in what Kenya's government said could be a terrorist attack, and sending scores fleeing into shops, a cinema and onto the streets in search of safety. Sporadic gun shots could be heard hours after the assault started as soldiers surrounded the mall and police and soldiers combed the building, hunting down the attackers shop by shop. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola (KENYA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST)
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An image grab taken from AFP TV shows civilians taking cover behind a bar inside a shopping mall following an attack by masked gunmen in Nairobi on September 21, 2013. Masked attackers stormed the packed upmarket shopping mall in Nairobi, spraying gunfire and killing at least 59 people and wounding 175 before holing themselves up in the complex. AFP PHOTO/AFPTV/NICHOLE SOBECKINichole Sobecki/AFP/Getty Images
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Image: Police officer holds a gun to provide cover for customers running out as a shooting took place at Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi

A police officer holds a gun to provide cover for customers running out as a shooting took place at Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi September 21, 2013. Kenyan soldiers joined an operation to flush out gunmen who killed at least 15 people in a shopping centre in the capital of Nairobi on Saturday, a Reuters witness said. REUTERS/Noor Khamis (KENYA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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A woman (C) who had been held hostage reacts in shock on September 21, 2013 after she was freed following a security operation at an upmarket shopping mall in Nairobi where suspected terrorrists engaged Kenyan security forces in a drawn out gun fight. Some 20 people have been killed and about 50 wounded Saturday in the initial attack by the gunmen the Kenya Red Cross said. AFP PHOTO / Tony KARUMBATONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images
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Image: People come out from hiding under a car next to bodies as police search for gunmen in a shopping centre in Nairobi

ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH People come out from hiding under a car next to bodies in a car park as police search for gunmen in Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi, September 21, 2013. Gunmen stormed the shopping mall in Nairobi on Saturday killing at least 15 people in what Kenya's government said might be a terrorist attack, and sending scores fleeing into shops, a cinema and onto the streets in search of safety. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (KENYA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW) TEMPLATE OUT
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Image: A police officer secures an area as civilians flee inside Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi

A police officer (C) secures an area as civilians flee inside Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi September 21, 2013. Gunmen stormed the shopping mall in Nairobi on Saturday killing at least 20 people in what Kenya's government said could be a terrorist attack, and sending scores fleeing into shops, a cinema and onto the streets in search of safety. Sporadic gun shots could be heard hours after the assault started as soldiers surrounded the mall and police and soldiers combed the building, hunting down the attackers shop by shop. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola (KENYA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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A policeman carries a baby to safety after masked gunmen stormed an upmarket mall and sprayed gunfire on shoppers and staff, killing at least six on September 21, 2013 in Nairobi. The Gunmen have taken at least seven hostages, police and security guards told an AFP reporter at the scene. AFP PHOTO/SIMON MAINASIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images
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Image: A police officer tries to secure an area inside the Westgate Shopping Centre where gunmen went on a shooting spree in Nairobi

A police officer tries to secure an area inside the Westgate Shopping Centre where gunmen went on a shooting spree in Nairobi September 21, 2013. The gunmen stormed the shopping mall in Nairobi on Saturday killing at least 20 people in what Kenya's government said could be a terrorist attack, and sending scores fleeing into shops, a cinema and onto the streets in search of safety. Sporadic gun shots could be heard hours after the assault started as soldiers surrounded the mall and police and soldiers combed the building, hunting down the attackers shop by shop. Some local television stations reported hostages had been taken, but there was no official confirmation. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola (KENYA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST)
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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, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Gunmen threw grenades and opened fire Saturday, killing at least 22 people in an attack targeting non-Muslims at an upscale mall in Kenya's capital that was hosting a children's day event, a Red Cross official and witnesses said. (AP Photo/Jonathan Kalan)
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A Kenyan woman is helped to safety after masked gunmen stormed an upmarket mall and sprayed gunfire on shoppers and staff, killing at least six on September 21, 2013 in Nairobi. The Gunmen have taken at least seven hostages, police and security guards told an AFP reporter at the scene. AFP PHOTO/SIMON MAINASIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images
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Image: Police take cover outside Westgate shopping centre where gunmen went on a shooting spree in Nairobi

Police take cover outside Westgate shopping centre where gunmen went on a shooting spree in Nairobi September 21, 2013. The gunmen stormed the shopping mall in Nairobi on Saturday killing at least 15 people in what Kenya's government said might be a terrorist attack, and sending scores fleeing into shops, a cinema and onto the streets in search of safety. Sporadic gun shots could be heard hours after the assault started as soldiers surrounded the mall and police combed the building, hunting down the attackers shop by shop. Some local television stations reported hostages had been taken, but there was no official confirmation. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (KENYA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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Image: Paramedics help an injured victim after a shooting spree at Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi

ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH Paramedics help an injured victim after a shooting spree at Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi September 21, 2013. Gunmen stormed the shopping mall in the Kenyan capital on Saturday killing at least 15 people, according to the Kenyan Red Cross, and sending scores fleeing into shops, a cinema and onto the streets seeking safety. REUTERS/Noor Khamis (KENYA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST) TEMPLATE OUT
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Image: An armed police searches through a shopping centre for gunmen in Nairobi

An armed police searches through a shopping centre for gunmen in Nairobi, September 21, 2013. Gunmen stormed a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital on Saturday killing at least 15 people, according to the Kenyan Red Cross, and sending scores fleeing into shops, a cinema and onto the streets seeking safety. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (KENYA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
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An injured man is wheeled in upon his arrival at the Aga Khan hospital in Nairobi, on September 21,2013 after masked attackers stormed a packed upmarket shopping mall, spraying gunfire and killing 30 people and wounding dozens more before holing themselves up in the complex. AFP PHOTO / HOSS NJUGUNAHoss Njuguna/AFP/Getty Images
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People run from the Westgate Mall, an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya Saturday Sept. 21 2013, where shooting erupted when armed men staged an attack. A witness to the attacks at Nairobi's upscale mall says that gunmen told Muslims to stand up and leave and that non-Muslims would be targeted. Initial police reports had described the incident as a botched robbery. Witnesses say a half dozen grenades also went off along with volleys of gunfire in and around the mall. (AP Photo/Jason Straziuso
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