As it happened - Kenya stand-off

Key points

  • Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says security forces have “defeated” the militants who attacked the Westgate shopping centre
  • Mr Kenyatta says 61 civilians, six members of the security forces and five “terrorists” had died in the assault
  • Three days of national mourning will be held in Kenya from Wednesday
  • Reports that the attackers included Americans and a British citizen remain unconfirmed, the Kenyan president says
  • The Somali group, al-Shabab, says it carried out the attack in retaliation for Kenyan military intervention in Somalia
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  • Barry Neild 
  • Sally Taft 

Last updated 24 September 2013

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