Red Cross releases new video of Kenya mall attack, volunteers aiding victims
Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 01:12
Sept. 28 - Red Cross releases new video showing its volunteers arriving at the scene on the first day of the Westgate shopping mall attack. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
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WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES
Video filmed by Kenya Red Cross shows the chaos outside the Westgate shopping mall in the capital Nairobi after it was attacked by al Shabaab militants.
Kenya Red Cross volunteers rushed to the elevated parking lot where many of the injured laid, crying for help.
Volunteers covered one body with a sheet, while another injured man lay on the ground in the area where a cooking competition was being held.
While some of the injured on stretchers were put in ambulances, some were put at the back of pick-up vehicles.
One woman was filmed being given water as volunteers administered first aid.
Kenyan authorities are holding eight people in connection with the attack that killed 67 civilians and soldiers.
Somali Islamist group al Shabaab said Saturday's attack, which ended after a four-day siege by soldiers and police, was "just the premiere of Act 1" and suggested it would be followed by other actions by its "warriors."
Al Shabaab, which is linked to al Qaeda, said it launched the attack to demand Kenya withdraw its troops from Somalia, where Kenyan forces deployed in 2011 to strike at the group which Nairobi blamed for attacks and kidnappings in Kenya's eastern area and coastline.
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