#WestgateAttack: Why Does It Matter That the Kenya Attack Was At An ‘Upscale’ Mall?

In the hours immediately following any attack or tragedy on a large scale, details can be hard to come by, particularly when it’s an ongoing situation. And so it was no surprise with the assault on the shopping center in Nairobi yesterday that there was immediate confusion over the number of gunmen, their motivation, and the resulting fatalities. Today we learn that at least 59 have been killed,and 175 wounded, that a Somali militant group, al-Shabab, have taken responsibility for the attacks, and that between 10 and 15 attackers may still be inside the building with hostages.Read more…
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