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Kenyans recall mall attack terror

6:02pm EDT - 01:28

One year ago, al Shabaab militants stormed Nairobi's Westgate Mall, killing 67 people in one of the worst terror attacks the country has seen. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Nairobi residents will never forget the terror that ripped through their city one year ago today. Nor will they forget the victims of the Westgate mall massacre. While some shoppers escaped, others remained trapped inside with al Shabaab militants shooting and throwing grenades on the premises. Police responding to the scene on September 21st found themselves on the frontlines of the war raging inside the mall. Adding to the danger was the difficulties in determining who was friend or foe. Panicked survivors rushed outside, as others were caught in the cross-fire -- with police escorting some of the most vulnerable. But much of the complex remained a bloody scene, with bodies strewn over the floors... and gunfire punctuating moments of uneasy silence. On the fourth day of the siege, security forces launched a renewed assault and cleared out the last of the militants. Their eventual victory was not without significant casualties. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SECRETARY GENERAL, RED CROSS, ABBAS GULLET, SAYING: "Those that left us, those 67 lives that were lost, only proved to all of us the need to stay as one nation. Evil was defeated. Terror has no place in dividing Kenyans." The past twelve months have seen no letup in violence, with as many as 65 reported incidents throughout the country. And these Kenyans, their lives forever fractured by the events of that fateful day, are praying for peace.

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Kenyans recall mall attack terror

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