Victim's list reveals global reach of Nairobi mall attack
Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 01:27
Sept. 22 - As details are released about the victims in the Nairobi shopping mall attack, which killed at least 68 people, a picture emerges of the assault's global impact. Mana Rabiee reports.
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A Kenyan woman learns her brother is dead.
Killed in the assault on the shopping mall in the capital, Nairobi, which left at least 68 people dead.
As details of the victims emerge, one gets a picture of the attack's global reach.
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In Gujarat, India, a family mourns the death of a 16-year-old girl.
(SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) GRANDFATHER OF VICTIM NAMED AS NEHA PARBAT, AARJIBHAI, SAYING:
"Her father said that Neha has left us for God, what to do? …What was God's will has come to pass."
In New York, U.N. chief Ban-ki-moon says U.N. former employee was among the dead.
(SOUNDBITE) UNITED NATIONS CHIEF BAN-KI-MOON SAYING:
"This is a time of shock for all Kenyans and all including the UN family who are proud to call Nairobi home."
Even Kenya's President, Uhuru Kenyatta, does not remain untouched.
His nephew and nephew's fiancé are also dead.
(SOUNDBITE) KENYA PRESIDENT, UHURU KENYATTA, SAYING:
"We shall not relent on the war on terror, we will continue that fight and we urge all people of good will throughout the world to join us and to ensure that we uproot this evil."
Foreign vicitms of the attack were also from France, Ghana, Briton, the Netherlands, and China among others.
The Somali Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack, in response, it said, to Kenya's military presence in Somalia.
President Kenyatta was asked if he would now consider pulling out troops from Somalia but vowed to defeat the militants.
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