The Guilfordian

Al-Shabaab turns Kenyan mall into a slaughterhouse

Renee Dehart, Staff Writer

October 4, 2013

On Sept. 21, al-Shabaab insurgents stormed Nairobi’s Westgate mall, killing at least 72 and leaving 175 injured. Affiliated with al-Qaeda as of last year, al-Shabaab claims that the attack was in response to a prolonged Kenyan military presence in Somalia. Kenya first intervened militarily in 2011,...