Top of the Morning: Terror in Kenya

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Terror Attack Rocks Kenya’s Capital City

A group of armed men connected to the Somalia-based al Shabaab network attacked a popular mall in Nairobi on Saturday morning. An estimated 10,000 were in the mall when the group opened fire and threw grenades. At least 59 people are dead, 175 wounded and the gunmen are still holed up with hostages in the mall.“Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says the country’s security forces are in a position to “neutralize” the attackers who laid siege to a shopping mall Saturday in Nairobi and continue to hold hostages.“ (VOA http://bit.ly/17VkcH3)

78 Dead in Peshwar Church Bombing 

A suicide bomb attack carried out by alleged Taliban members in a church in Pakistan’s Peshwar region killed at least 78 people. “’All the indications suggest that this was an attack by the Taliban,’ said the government official who spoke to CBS News on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to journalists. The official said at least 600 people were present in the church when the attack took place.” (CBS http://cbsn.ws/16kjoyb)

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