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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Kenyan Mall Seige Has Saint John Connection

Kenyan security forces are still battling al-Shabab extremists in an upscale Nairobi mall for a fourth day  in what they claim is a final push to rescue the last few hostages in a siege that has left at least 62 people dead. 

Despite Kenyan government assurances of success on Twitter, the Associated Press is reporting another explosion and more gunfire could be heard coming from the mall. 

A woman who spent time in Saint John and has lived in Nairobi for the past two years, Joanne Ball Burgess has told the Toronto Star about being trapped inside the mall on Saturday when the attack got underway. 

She speaks of being trapped in a bathroom for 3 and a half hours then hiding in a closet as she made her way to freedom through a fire exit.