Kenya Begins Mourning Dead from Mall Attack

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Kenya began three days of mourning Wednesday for those killed in Saturday's deadly mall attack in Nairobi.

The government has said more than 60 people died and more than 170 were injured when Islamic terrorists attacked the Westgate mall with gunfire and explosives.

The dead include citizens from 11 nations. Five Americans were wounded.

Officials said the death toll is likely to rise because bodies are still trapped after part of the mall collapsed.
Kenyan officials are now in control of the mall after the four day stand-off with the terrorists, but there are fears that some terrorists could still be hiding in the mall.
Bendita Malakia, an American from North Carolina who survived the attack, said she is thankful to be back in the United States.

"I was eating on the terrace and then we just heard an explosion and started crawling out and we were in the back of this home goods store," she recalled.

"I'm so glad to be here, I'm very glad, it was very, very scary experience," she said.

The mall attack was the deadliest since the 1998 bombing of the U.S Embassy in Nairobi. That attack killed more than 200 people.

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