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Kenya mall siege continues; toll climbs to 68

Heavy and sustained gunfire was heard at the Nairobi shopping mall where at least 68 people were killed by a Somali Islamist group, a Reuters witness reported on Monday, suggesting an assault by Kenyan security f

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Gunmen take hostages at Kenya mall after killing 39

Kenyan security forces were locked in a standoff on Sunday with gunmen who killed at least 39 people in an assault at an upmarket shopping mall in Nairobi, where the Al Qaeda-linked militants were holding an unkn

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Somali troops roll into rebel bastion

  Hundreds of Somali government troops and allied militia fighters deployed throughout the centre of the former Al Shabaab rebel stronghold of Kismayu on Monday, sending panicked locals scrambling for cover.  

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Top Kenyan minister killed in air crash

Kenya's internal security minister, who was closely involved in the fight against Somali militant group Al Shabaab, was killed when the police helicopter he was travelling in crashed into a forest on Sunday. George Saitoti, his deputy Orwa

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