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Nairobi shooting: Many dead in mall gun fight

21 September 2013 Last updated at 14:01 BST

Dozens of people have been killed in a gun fight inside a shopping centre in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, eyewitnesses have said.

Police are exchanging fire with gunmen at the Westgate centre in the Westlands district - one of the city's most exclusive shopping malls.

A senior police officer originally said it was an attempted robbery but later Somali militant group al-Shabab told the BBC it carried out the attack.

Arjen Westra was inside the mall when the attack first happened.

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