Nightmare: 20 dead following attack on Nairobi mall

Yes, America. It could happen here. The fact that no large scale attack on a shopping mall has occurred in America is probably due more to luck than anything else. CNN: Gunmen ambushed an upscale shopping mall in the Kenyan capital on Saturday, leading to a fierce gunbattle with police and at least 20 people killed, the Kenyan Red Cross said. Fifty people more people were wounded in the attack at the mall in Nairobi, said Abbas Gullet, head of the Kenyan Red Cross. The gunmen burst into the mall and shot indiscriminately, taking some people hostage, according to a senior Kenyan government source. It was unclear how many hostages the attackers took, but police are trying to negotiate for their release and retake the building, according to the source. Attackers appear to be of Somali origin, a Kenyan government source and Western diplomatic sources told CNN. The military asked local media not to televise anything live because the gunmen are watching the screens in the...(Read Full Post)