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At least four dead, dozens wounded in Westgate mall shootings: witnesses

21 September 2013, 15:00

Nairobi - At least four people have been killed and dozens of others wounded in an attack on an upmarket shopping mall in the Kenyan capital, according to witnesses.

An AFP television journalist saw three bodies laid out in front of Nairobi's Westgate mall, while an eyewitness who survived the assault by gunmen said he saw at least one dead body and dozens of others wounded inside.

"The gunmen tried to fire at my head but missed. At least 50 people were shot. There are definitely many casualties," a mall employee, Sudjar Singh, told AFP.

"I saw a young boy carried out on a shopping cart, it looked like he was about 5 or 6. It looked like he was gone, he was not moving or making any noise."

Three bodies were laid out in front of the mall, their heads covered, according to an AFP reporter.

The area is surrounded by police and ambulances and armed police and security guards could be seen crouching in the parking area.

Shocked and terrified people ran from the area, some of them wounded, while cars with bullet holes were abandoned outside, according to another AFP reporter on the scene.



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