Obama says U.S. will support Kenya to bring shopping mall attackers to justice

WASHINGTON Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:55pm EDT

A general view shows cars parked at the Westgate shopping mall during a shootout between armed men and the police in Nairobi September 22, 2013. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

A general view shows cars parked at the Westgate shopping mall during a shootout between armed men and the police in Nairobi September 22, 2013.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama called Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday to express condolences over what the White House called a "terrorist attack" by the al Shabaab group at a Nairobi shopping mall that has killed at least 59 people.

"President Obama reiterated U.S. support for Kenya's efforts to bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice," the White House said in a statement.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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